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25 Best Grilled Chicken Recipes
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 sauce, grilled 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
Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze
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!
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.
Grilled Chicken Huarache
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!
Chicken Los Angeles Burger
Chicken Tawook Skewers
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.
Easy Mediterranean Grilled 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.
Ginger Garlic Asian Grilled Chicken
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.
Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito
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.
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Add some char and smoky flavors to your spicy fajitas by using freshly grilled chicken, onions, and garlic as the filling.
Grilled Chicken Nachos
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.
Grilled Chicken Pitas With Saffron and Greek Slaw
Grilled Chicken Wings With Jalapeño BBQ Sauce
Grilled Chicken With Alabama White Sauce
Grilled Chicken With Mustard-Tarragon Sauce
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.
Grilled Chicken With Watermelon Barbecue Sauce
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.
Grilled Greek Chicken With Tzatziki Sauce
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken
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.
Grilled Peach Barbecue Chicken Wings
Grilled Thai Curry Chicken Skewers With Coconut Peanut Sauce
Lemon-Caper Grilled Chicken
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.
Spicy Greek Yogurt and Lime Marinated Chicken
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.
Thai Grilled Chicken Salad
Whole Grilled Chicken With Citrus Butter
There’s no reason why you can’t cook a whole chicken on your barbecue. This simple, citrus-packed recipe will show you how.