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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joyce Ouderk Pool
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.
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.
The marinade for this grilled chicken recipe gets a nice kick from the use of habanero powder.
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.
Zin American Bistro
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.
Sawsan Abu Farha
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.
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.
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.