Winner, Winner, Grilled Chicken Dinner

Grilled chicken. Yes, we realize you're probably groaning and thinking to yourself, "enough with chicken." But there's a reason that so many people cook it for dinner — it can be dressed up and eaten in many different ways. Not only can it be grilled, but it can be stuffed, broiled, sautéed, fried, braised, boiled, steamed, and stewed. Grilling, though, is one of the easiest ways, especially in the summer. Pair it with chutneys, fruit salsas, spicy marinades, fruit marinades, or cook up wings and brush them with a thick barbecue sauce for easy and tasty party snacks.

Plus, chicken breasts are lean, an excellent source protein, and, when you remove the skin, are low in fat and calories. When shopping for whole chickens, look for unbruised, smooth skin that doesn't give off an odor and it's a good idea to use fresh chicken breasts within a couple of days. Because salmonella is a threat with chicken, make sure to handle raw chicken very carefully and to wash any knives or cutting boards that it comes in contact with as well as your hands before touching any other foods. Avoid eating raw chicken and cook boneless and bone-in chicken to 165 degrees internally. 

Most importantly though, try to buy good quality and fresh meat and enjoy what you make. Eat the following dishes alone or pair them with grilled corn, potato salad, greens, or other grilled vegetables. 


Grilled Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

If you haven't had Alabama white sauce you've missed out on a life-changing moment. Unlike other barbecue sauces, Alabama white sauce uses mayonnaise as its base...

 — Arthur Bovino


Teriyaki Chicken Tenders

When you are breaking down a chicken breast, the tenderloin is the strip or flap of meat attached to the larger, teardrop-shaped section. Some say it really is more tender...

 — Valaer Murray


Spatchcocked & Grilled Chicken

Spatchcocked is just a fun word to say. Plus, when you do it, you get a tender, moist, and flavorful bird...

— Yasmin Fahr



Lemon-Caper Grilled Chicken

If you're going with grilled chicken for dinner, odds are you're looking to keep the cooking process nice and simple...

— Maryse Chevriere



Lightly Smoked Chicken Breasts

Some grilling experts will tell you that you can't smoke anything on a gas grill...

— Colman Andrews



Grilled Chicken Breasts with BBQ Sauce

The tangy barbecue sauce used in this recipe is inspired by the sauce served at Hamburger Mary's in Chicago.

— Molly Aronica