We all love eating chicken, but unfortunately we sometimes fall into the trap of cooking the same recipes week after week. Dishes we once held in such high regard start to lose their appeal the more we cook and eat them. This is not to say that all chicken is boring, but rather to suggest that there are benefits to adding diversity to one’s palate.
As the warmer months approach, an easy way to jazz up any mundane meal is by throwing it on the grill. What might otherwise be thought of as bland chicken turns into something new and exciting with the addition of some char and smoke. In efforts to up your chicken game, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite grilled chicken recipes, perfect for any night of the week.
From sandwiches to salads and, of course, wings, you will be pleasantly surprised how easily all of these recipes come together. So say goodbye to those old and repetitive chicken recipes you’ve been cooking for years and celebrate with these 25 best grilled chicken recipes.
Are you tired of eating the same chicken sandwich over and over? With radishes in full season, there’s no easier way to step up your sandwich game than by adding some freshly braised radish greens to your stack.
We all love Buffalo wings, but dislike how messy they can be to eat. This recipe combines the classic flavors we associate with Buffalo wings, but in a sandwich-form, complete with crunchy celery slaw and creamy blue cheese mayonnaise.
These are not your average chicken wings! Smoke plays a complex role in this recipe, as it lends richness to the wings. Try serving these at you next backyard barbecue, and your guests will be in awe.
If you like recipes that you can whip up on the fly, this light and tasty pizza is for you. Treat this as an open-face quesadilla, and garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings.
A quick marinade of orange juice, zest, and maple syrup keeps the chicken juicy while grilling and adds a sweet and citrusy flavor. Serve with a fresh salad or healthy side for an effortless weeknight dinner.
Nearly all the components to this Caesar salad are enhanced with some added char from the grill. These deep flavors pair perfectly with the creamy homemade Caesar dressing recipe.
It doesn’t get more old school than the club sandwich. This updated version grills the chicken, which adds nice smokiness to the dish.
Try grilling up a batch of nachos in your favorite cast iron at your next barbecue and bask in all the glory that they will bring. These are sure to be an instant winner, but be careful… They’re addicting!
This salad is light, refreshing, and perfect for any lunch or dinner. The grilled chicken and spiced nuts are balanced out by the creamy gorgonzola and sweet ripe peaches.
Our favorite bar snacks gets an innovative twist with the addition of homemade jalapeño barbecue sauce. These wings don’t need much time on the grill to cook, so make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Almond and raspberry relish transforms normal grilled chicken into something truly magical. Try making this relish while your chicken marinates to save you some cooking time.
Addicted to Buffalo wings? Then try this recipe, which marries the flavors of Buffalo and barbecue sauce together.
Grilled chicken doesn’t always seem glamorous, but this mustard-tarragon sauce is changing that notion. This sauce made with Greek yogurt will seem fancy, but in fact it couldn’t be easier to prepare.
Peaches are the key to this great barbecue sauce recipe and add a delicious sweetness to the dish. Try using chicken thighs if you want extra flavor and texture.
Watermelon is just about everywhere during the warmer months, and what better way to enjoy it than in a barbecue sauce. This is lovely on grilled chicken, but it also tastes great on fish, meat, and even grilled vegetables.
Is there any better way to enjoy grilled chicken than in a burrito? We think not, and this recipe will not disappoint.
This versatile grilled chicken recipe is perfect for any dish that needs some added clean protein. Make sure to marinate the chicken in a plastic bag, which makes cleanup and breeze.
On my favorite things to order at Japanese restaurants, chicken yakitori, are simple grilled skewers. This recipe uses a combination of soy, mirin, and sake to flavor the meat while it cooks.
Here’s another chicken wing recipe to add to your roster. Brining the wings packs them full of flavor and makes sure to keep the chicken nice and juicy while it cooks.
This is a great technique to keep in mind when cooking a whole chicken. Removing the backbone enables the chicken to lay flat on the grill, meaning it cooks at a much faster rate.
This simple salad is perfect for any weeknight dinner. Turmeric adds great flavor, but be careful when handling as it can leave your hand looking yellow.
If you love the flavors of Thailand but are too lazy to get takeout, you will love this recipe. A simple combination of ginger, cardamom, and curry gives the chicken some extra kick.
Citrus butter is the key to this recipe. Basting the chicken keeps it juicy as it cooks and adds a hit of lemon-lime that will leave you pleasantly surprised. If you need some tips, though, make sure to check these 10 ways you’ve been grilling your chicken all wrong.
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