Fire up the grill! Summer is coming, and we’ve compiled this list of great Grilled Chicken Recipes for you.
There is an amazing range of flavors here, from all around the world. Whatever tastes you’re craving, there’s some great grilled chicken recipe here for you.
All of these easy recipes make for perfect weeknight summer dinners, or grilled chicken mains for your next cookout or potluck.
Cook your way through all of these healthy Grilled Chicken recipes this summer, you’ll never wonder “how to grill chicken?” again!
The Best Grilled Chicken Recipes:
1. Grilled Pollo Asado
Pollo Asado is well marinated and grilled to perfection chicken. It’s tender and juicy with amazing Mexican flavors seeped all through out the meat. The marinade is the secret for this fabulous char grilled chicken dinner.
You can have it plain with some guacamole or salsa, or chop it and load tacos and burritos or salad bowls. Great meal prep option for a busy week.
2. Chicken Souvlaki
Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.
Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic then grilled on skewers. You’re going to love them!
3. Jamaican Jerk Chicken
This Jamaican Jerk Chicken is must if you like some Hot stuff! Completely coated in multiple spices, this chicken will rock your world with flavor.
Pair with mango salsa and Jamaican rice and peas for a perfect Caribbean meal.
4. Grilled Chicken Shawarma
This Chicken Shawarma recipe is going to be your new favorite grilling recipe. Just a few spices transforms your chicken from regular to incredible.
You’ll see why this is such a popular recipe in the Middle East.
5. Grilled Chicken Street Tacos
We can’t get enough of these Grilled Chicken Street Tacos!
Tacos are always a fun meal, but when you’re grilling the chicken the fun factor doubles!
6. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Teriyaki Chicken on a stick, great Asian style grilled chicken recipe! They are fun and family friendly meals, get together meals and BBQ party meals.
These Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the ultimate Umami BOMB, thanks to the easy homemade marinade, of course. If you’re looking for a super easy, super quick and super economical meal to feed a large crowd and make them happy, these Asian chicken skewers are your answer.
7. Grilled Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)
This Peruvian Chicken, Pollo a la Brasa, is beautifully marinated and then either grilled or roasted. Serve it with Aji Verde, a Peruvian green sauce, for ultimate flavors!
32. Grilled Chicken Tacos
These Grilled Chicken Tacos are the best! Perfectly marinated chicken nestled in warm corn tortillas, along with simple toppings that compliment the chicken without overpowering.
Give these quick, easy and budget friendly chicken tacos a try on your busy weeknights, and get ready for rave reviews!
8. Grilled BBQ Chicken
Grilled BBQ Chicken is a summertime must! It’s a standard at cookouts, potlucks, or just for any weekend dinner.
This recipe features both a dry rub and a sauce, and the results are outstanding!
9. Maple Rosemary Grilled Chicken
Sweet, savory and herby, this Maple Rosemary Grilled Chicken is a great recipe to add to your collection.
10. Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Chicken
This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Chicken has a wonderful Asian glaze.
Taking less than 30 minutes to grill, this will become one of your favorite recipes of the grilling season.
11. Grilled Harissa Chicken
Harissa is a flavorful, smoky and slightly spicy Middle Eastern sauce.
These chicken thighs are coated in harissa and baked to tender perfections. So good!
12. Grilled Chicken Wings
These grilled chicken wings are coated in a flavorful garlic, lemon and herb marinade, then grilled to golden brown perfection.
A simple, yet satisfying, appetizer or main course that’s easy to make and always a crowd pleaser!
13. Grilled Chimichurri Chicken
Chimichurri is a famous South American steak sauce, but it goes beautifully on grilled chicken, too.
Once you try this recipe, you’ll come back to it again and again.
14. Grilled Greek Chicken Salad
This Grilled Greek Chicken Salad is a wonderful light dinner for the summer.
It has all of your Mediterranean favorites like tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and olives. We love this recipe!
15. Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad
This healthy grilled chicken pasta salad is full of fresh summer flavors and smoky BBQ sauce! The creamy dressing is lightened up with Greek yogurt. A great summer night meal.
16. Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken
The honey, lime and cilantro flavors blend together wonderfully in this next recipe.
It’s simple, but flavorful, and goes with a variety of sides.
17. Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Kebabs are always a fin way to cook meats on the grill. These skewers have chicken and veggies coated in a flavorful seasoning.
Great cookout contender!
18. Garlic Herb Grilled Chicken
This chicken is marinated with tons of fresh herbs, and is a real treat.
Grill it up along with some veggies and you have a perfect summer meal.
19. Grilled Chicken Caprese
Grilled chicken topped with mozzarella, tomato, basil and balsamic… sounds like a winner to us!
This Italian themed dish is one of our favorite recipes on this list.
20. Grilled Chicken Satay
Satay is popular throughout Southeast Asia, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why.
The flavorful marinade is the secret to these tasty skewers.
21. Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich
If you’re looking for your new favorite lunch, here it is!
This Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich is outstanding, loaded with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes to compliment your chicken.
22. Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori is a popular Indian yogurt marinade, loaded with flavorful spices. The yogurt helps make the chicken tender and juicy.
If you love big flavors, you have to try this one!
23. Chicken Burgers
Just because chicken is lean, it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. These chicken burgers are as delicious as beef ones. These burgers are packed with mayo and chives for moisture and flavor. Try them tonight and cook them for your next barbeque party.
24. Pesto Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad
This Pesto Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad is a great salad-as-a-main for this summer!
The pesto dressing pairs perfectly with all of the fresh components.
25. Whole Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette
Save yourself the hassle of cutting up the chicken, grill it whole! The peaches, blue cheese and basil vinaigrette go great on the side.
This is a must try recipe!
26. Mojo Grilled Chicken
Mojo is a super flavorful Cuban citrus marinade, and it works perfectly on this chicken.
Serve alongside yellow rice, black beans and sweet plantains for a perfect Latin night!
27. Grilled Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad
All of the components of this Grilled Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad go together perfectly!
It includes walnuts, blue cheese and a honey herb vinaigrette. This makes a great lunch or light dinner.
28. BBQ Chicken Foil Packs
Foil packs are a fun, easy to clean up, way to prepare your meals. Just wrap the chicken and veggies up together in foil, then grill. Brilliant!
29. Moroccan Grilled Chicken
Give your chicken an exotic twist, Moroccan style!
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a marinade that creates magic.
30. Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is amazing!
When you try this easy homemade red pepper sauce, you’ll want to put it on everything.
31. Sticky Grilled Chicken
BBQ chicken… with an Asian twist. The marinade/sauce is very similar to conventional BBQ sauce, but soy sauce gives it a nice twist.
33. Grilled Harissa Chicken Thighs
Harissa Chicken is a hugely flavorful dish using my new favorite flavor bomb, North African harissa.
If you love big flavors, put harissa chicken on this week’s menu!
34. Huli Huli Chicken
This huli huli chicken is chicken thighs marinated in a mixture of pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and spices, then grilled to tender perfection. A tropical meal that’s easy to make and is sure to please any crowd!
35. Rosemary, Chicken & Peach Salad
This salad is a perfect lunch option for summer days. Peach slices, grilled rosemary-thyme chicken, charred corn kernels and crisp bacon with the creamiest balsamic dressing… Dig in.
Grilled Chicken Tips:
- Start with quality ingredients. The better the quality of your chicken, the better it will taste when grilled. Look for chicken that is free-range and hormone-free for the best flavor.
- Season your chicken well. Be sure to use a good quality salt and pepper to season your chicken before grilling. You can also add other herbs and spices to taste.
- Preheat your grill before adding the chicken. This will help to ensure that your chicken cooks evenly.
- Grill the chicken over indirect heat. This means that you should not place the chicken directly over the flame, but rather off to the side where it will cook more slowly and evenly.
- Use a grill basket or foil packet to prevent sticking. If you are worried about your chicken sticking to the grill, you can use a grill basket or foil packet to prevent this from happening.
- Flip the chicken only once during cooking. flipping the chicken too often will dry it out and make it tough.
- Let the chicken rest before cutting into it. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and flavorful.
After reading this article, I hope you are inspired to try some of these tantalizing grilled chicken recipes. As you can see, there is something for everyone in this delicious list.
Each one is sure to be a hit with friends and family alike. So get out those grills and let’s fire up some of these scrumptious grilled chicken dishes! Bon appetit!
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