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25 Best Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Grilled chicken is a backyard cookout staple, but it tends to have a bad reputation. It’s often served up as an overcooked, flavorless dish, which no one is tempted to eat, no matter how healthy it claims to be. However, by marinating the chicken before cooking it, basting it while it grills, and serving it with a flavor-packed saucegrilled chicken can be transformed into the tastiest barbecue dish. These 20 recipes will convince you that grilled chicken can be much more than the health-obsessive’s cookout choice.

Avocado and Chicken Summer Sandwich

Avocado and Chicken Summer Sandwich

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This summer sandwich is packed full of freshly grilled chicken, ripe avocado, pesto, and goat cheese. It’s no surprise that this is our favorite portable picnic lunch.

For the Avocado and Chicken Summer Sandwich recipe, click here.

Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze

Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze
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Wonderfully tender chicken that is marinated in beer and buttermilk before being cooked and coated in a delicious sweet and spicy glaze — it doesn’t get much better than that!

 

For the Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze recipe, click here.

Beer-Can Chicken

Beer-Can Chicken

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It may sound bizarre, but we promise you that cooking a whole chicken upright, balanced on a half-full can of beer, will make for the juiciest, most flavorful grilled chicken you’ll cook all summer.

For the Beer-Can Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Huarache

Grilled Chicken Huarache
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This Mexican open-faced sandwich is full of wonderful flavor from a roasted tomato sauce as well as a verde sauce. Make it as an appetizer or a main course depending on the size!

 

For the Grilled Chicken Huarache recipe, click here.

Chicken Los Angeles Burger

Chicken Los Angeles Burger

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Form minced chicken into patties, grill them until cooked through, and place them in a classic burger bun with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a homemade avocado relish.

For the Chicken Los Angeles Burger recipe, click here.

Chicken Tawook Skewers

Chicken Tawook Skewers

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These Middle Eastern chicken skewers get the majority of their flavor from the spiced, tomato-based marinade. Grill the chicken until well-charred: The smoky flavor only enhances the taste of this Lebanese-inspired dish.

For the Chicken Tawook Skewers recipe, click here.

Easy Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Easy Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

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Butterfly a whole chicken and let it marinade in a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano, before grilling it skin side down to get that much-loved crispy skin.

For the Easy Mediterranean Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

Finger Lickin’ Brick Chicken

Finger Lickin’ Brick Chicken

Make the stickiest, tastiest grilled chicken by coating it in a sweet marinade made of soy sauce and dark beer, before grilling it under the pressure of foil-wrapped bricks. The result really does live up to its finger lickin’ name.

For the Finger Lickin’ Brick Chicken recipe, click here.

Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken

Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken

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Coating the chicken in a sticky sesame and soy sauce dressing before grilling it means that the meat absorbs all those wonderful Asian flavors. Serve with a simple stir fry, made with fresh vegetables tossed in the same sauce used for the chicken.

For the Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito

Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito

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This burrito isn’t greasy and rich, but it is refreshingly bright and filling. The wrap is filled with healthy, but delicious ingredients, which make a satisfying meal the whole family will love.

For the Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

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Add some char and smoky flavors to your spicy fajitas by using freshly grilled chicken, onions, and garlic as the filling.

For the Grilled Chicken Fajita recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Nachos

Grilled Chicken Nachos

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Grill the chicken and spread it on top of a grill-safe pan covered in tortilla chips and cheese. Scatter the chicken and pico de gallo on top and let the whole dish warm up and melt together on the grill’s heat.

For the Grilled Chicken Nachos recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Pitas With Saffron and Greek Slaw

Grilled Chicken Pitas With Saffron and Greek Slaw

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Stuff warm pita bread with lemon- and thyme-covered grilled chicken, a healthy slaw, and refreshing tzatziki for a wonderful, Greek-inspired meal.

For the Grilled Chicken Pitas With Saffron and Greek Slaw recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Wings With Jalapeño BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Wings With Jalapeño BBQ Sauce

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Chicken wings coated in a spicy barbecue sauce and charred on a hot grill make the most addictive, tangy dish to serve at your summer cookout.

For the Grilled Chicken Wings With Jalapeño BBQ Sauce recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken With Alabama White Sauce

Grilled Chicken With Alabama White Sauce

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Alabama white sauce is a tangy, creamy, mayonnaise-based barbecue sauce, which easily dresses up the most simple, grilled chicken breasts.

For the Grilled Chicken With Alabama White Sauce recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken With Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

Grilled Chicken With Mustard-Tarragon Sauce
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This grilled chicken recipe has a lovely, creamy mustard-tarragon sauce to bring everything on the plate together. Hold the cream, though — this sauce is made using yogurt for a light and zingy flavor that won’t weigh you down.

 

For the Grilled Chicken With Mustard-Tarragon Sauce recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken With Watermelon Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Chicken With Watermelon Barbecue Sauce
Erika Monroe-Williams

Watermelon is a summer staple at outdoor parties. Why not use it this year in a slightly different way: in a barbecue sauce! Pair your grilled chicken with a refreshing watermelon salad to get the most out of the melon at your next cookout.

For the Grilled Chicken With Watermelon Barbecue Sauce recipe, click here.

Grilled Greek Chicken With Tzatziki Sauce

Grilled Greek Chicken With Tzatziki Sauce

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All the flavors of a Greek gyro are captured in this healthy, simple chicken dish. Serve with a classic Greek salad for a truly Mediterranean meal.

For the Grilled Greek Chicken With Tzatziki Sauce recipe, click here.

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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Add some heat to your grilled chicken with this flavor-filled jerk chicken recipe. Well-coated in herbs and spices, this meal will be popular with every chile addict.

For the Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe, click here.

Grilled Peach Barbecue Chicken Wings

Grilled Peach Barbecue Chicken Wings

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These grilled chicken wings combine sweet and smoky flavors, as fresh peaches and peach jam complement the deep flavors of the barbecue sauce.

For the Grilled Peach Barbecue Chicken Wings recipe, click here.

Grilled Thai Curry Chicken Skewers With Coconut Peanut Sauce

Grilled Thai Curry Chicken Skewers With Coconut Peanut Sauce

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Juicy, spiced chicken skewers are served with a Thai curry-inspired sauce, which you’ll find yourself drizzling on to everything you grill this summer.

For the Grilled Thai Curry Chicken Skewers With Coconut Peanut Sauce recipe, click here.

Lemon-Caper Grilled Chicken

Lemon-Caper Grilled Chicken
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Lemon and capers are an old school combination, most often found in the classic French dish sole meunière. If fish is not your thing, then definitely try this bright and flavorful dish.

 

For the Lemon-Caper Grilled Chicken recipe, click here.

Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken

Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken

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This recipe is so quick and easy: Using yogurt and lime in the marinade stops the chicken from drying out as it cooks on the grill.

For the Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken recipe, click here.

Thai Grilled Chicken Salad

Thai Grilled Chicken Salad

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This chicken salad is packed full of herbs and chiles, and is coated in a tangy Thai dressing. It makes a filling, but healthy summer lunch or dinner.

For the Thai Grilled Chicken Salad recipe, click here.

Whole Grilled Chicken With Citrus Butter

Whole Grilled Chicken With Citrus Butter

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There’s no reason why you can’t cook a whole chicken on your barbecue. This simple, citrus-packed recipe will show you how.

For the Whole Grilled Chicken With Citrus Butter recipe, click here.

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