15 Great Grilled Chicken Recipes Slideshow
August 8, 2013
If you're gonna give them the bird, better do it right
Grilled Chicken and Egg Potato Salad
This "serious side" is perfect for potlucks and will get you your very own "cold salad following." This salad has it all — fresh artichokes, hard-boiled eggs, fingerling potatoes, celery, scallions, and yes, of course, grilled chicken.
Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers
Alice Currah, author of the ever popular blog Savory Sweet Life, shares her simple Thai-inspired grilled chicken recipe which has a secret shortcut: The delicious dipping sauce is based on an everyday pantry item, peanut butter.
Grilled Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce
This easy main from Maia Sanchez, Los Angeles-based personal chef, is like a Greek gyro minus the pita. Serve with a Greek salad to make this a complete meal.
Grilled Chicken Pizza
Hey, if you're already cooking the chicken on the grill, why not cook the whole pizza on the grill, too? The kids will love this simple pizza recipe, which makes use of help from the store in the form of refrigerated pizza dough and bottled barbecue sauce to get dinner on the table quickly and effortlessly.
Grilled Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce
Looking for a low-calorie, flavorful, and satisfying main dish for dinner tonight? Then try this recipe — chicken gets all dressed up with a quick sauce made from thick Greek yogurt, punchy Dijon mustard, and fresh chopped tarragon.
Flash-Grilled Chicken Breasts with Orange-Maple Syrup Sauce
Ardie A. Davis, author of 25 Essentials: Techniques for Grilling, knows a thing or two about cooking chicken on the grill. His simple citrus-based marinade keeps the meat moist and tender as it cooks, and the trip to the grill is short and sweet — just long enough to nearly hit that magic number, 165 (degrees), and then he lets residual cooking do the rest.
Japanese Chicken and Leek Skewers
Negima, as these are called in Japanese, are delicious and easy to make. They're a staple of robata restaurants — places which specialize in grilling in all its glory — and also izakayas, Japanese pubs. In true minimalist Japanese fashion, the ingredient list is short and simple: chicken, thin leeks or scallions, and sea salt.
Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken Skewers
The marinade for this grilled chicken recipe gets a nice kick from the use of habanero powder.
Grilled Chicken Pitas with Saffron and Greek Slaw
These sandwiches are not for the faint of heart (or stomach). They're loaded with saffron rice, fresh spinach, baby beets, red onion, and grilled chicken breast, topped with tzatziki sauce.
Grilled Citrus Chicken
Chef Luis Vega of Zin American Bistro in Palm Springs, Calif., shares a recipe for juicy, tender grilled chicken with a citrusy sauce flavored with roasted red bell pepper, thyme, and juniper berries.
Chicken Tawook Skewers
Sawsan Abu Farha, author of Chef in Disguise, worked hard to perfect this famous Middle Eastern dish, and the results paid off. She says, "All I have to say about this recipe is… We don't order shish tawook when we eat out any more." Her marinade consists of tomato paste, ketchup (yes, that's right), garlic, mustard, soy sauce, yogurt, olive oil, and spices.
Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken
Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Barbecue Sauce
Is watermelon your favorite fruit? Then you'll love this delicious grilled chicken recipe from Erika Monroe-Williams, who is The Hopeless Housewife. Sautéed watermelon, onion, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and garlic sauce form the base for the homemade barbecue sauce.
Gai Yang with Bird’s-Eye Chile Dipping Sauce
Looking for a little culinary adventure? Perhaps you'll want to try this recipe by Cree LeFavour, author of the Poulet cookbook. It's a classic Thai dish that should be next on your list if you're ready to make a leap away from pad thai. The dipping sauce is an addictive, simple blend of Thai chiles, garlic, raw sugar, and vinegar that forms a perfect balance of hot, sweet, and sour.