Now we explain how to marinade and barbecue on the grill. Skill level is beginner. For great-tasting chicken, consider whole chickens over light or market chicken parts. Combine herbs and spices with oil and an acid like juice, vinegar, or yogurt; the acid tenderizes the meat. Marinade the chicken at room temperature for 20 minutes. Cook for 10 minutes on one side at medium heat. Cook on the other side for another 5 minutes and check the temperature. If the temperature is at 165 degrees it is finished cooking.