10 Ways to Spice Up Your Grilled Chicken This Summer

Jun 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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Affordable, protein-rich, juicy chicken is always on our menu in the summer when we start to fire up the grill. They say there is such thing as too much of a good thing, but as long as you're willing to experiment, we don't think that old adage applies to grilled chicken at all.

Because chicken itself is relatively mild, it's the perfect canvas for using bolder ingredients like sweet sauces, tangy citrus and zippy spices. It can handle pretty much any flavor you throw its way, and when you add the smoky caramelization of the grill, you're destined to have an unforgettable meal.

Barbecue chicken is a summertime classic, but this year, we're looking to seasonal ingredients and international inspiration to jazz things up. Whether that means adding extra herbs and spices to a bottled sauce or making something from scratch, it ensures we'll never get tired of grilling up our favorite protein.

1 /10: Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

1/10 :Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

2 /10: Turkish Chicken Shish Kebabs

2/10 :Turkish Chicken Shish Kebabs

3 /10: Grilled Chicken Tandoori

3/10 :Grilled Chicken Tandoori

4 /10: Grilled Chicken With Shishito Peppers

4/10 :Grilled Chicken With Shishito Peppers

5 /10: Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken

5/10 :Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken

6 /10: 3-Ingredient Grilled Ranch Chicken

6/10 :3-Ingredient Grilled Ranch Chicken

7 /10: Mango BBQ Chicken Wings

7/10 :Mango BBQ Chicken Wings

8 /10: Grilled Brown Sugar-Garlic Chicken

8/10 :Grilled Brown Sugar-Garlic Chicken

9 /10: Scallion Grilled Chicken

9/10 :Scallion Grilled Chicken

10 /10: Grilled Hawaiian Chicken

10/10 :Grilled Hawaiian Chicken