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.
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
Get ready to meet your new favorite summer dinner party entrée! Serve a big platter of balsamic-glazed chicken with grilled toast your guests can use to scoop up all the delicious juices, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.
Turkish Chicken Shish Kebabs
It doesn't get more summery than these skewers of Aleppo pepper-spiced chicken and grilled fresh veggies. Serve with a cherry tomato and cucumber salad seasoned with sumac and dried mint to add even more vibrant flavor to your meal.
Grilled Chicken Tandoori
Tandoori chicken without a tandoori oven is possible thanks to your grill. Marinate your chicken in a well-spiced yogurt sauce, then cook until tender, juicy and caramelized.
Grilled Chicken With Shishito Peppers
Pepper-heads will love this fiery take on grilled chicken wings, with blistered shishito and red Fresno chilies giving a kick to each bite.
Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken
Thai-inspired chicken on the grill will make you more than OK with skipping takeout. Use chicken thighs to get both crispy skin and juicy meat.
3-Ingredient Grilled Ranch Chicken
All you need to whip up an intensely flavored meal is chicken, ranch dressing mix and olive oil. The ranch dressing adds a potent blend of spices and seasonings to your meat, and the sugar in the mix helps the chicken caramelize on the grill.
Mango BBQ Chicken Wings
Swap your Kansas City-style bottled barbecue sauce for a flavorful homemade blend of mango, mirin and fish sauce. The sugar in the mango helps the wings get sticky and delicious as they cook.
Grilled Brown Sugar-Garlic Chicken
Put your own spin on bottled barbecue sauce by adding extra spices and additional brown sugar. Marinate your chicken in the mix, then grill on skewers along with some healthy sweet red peppers.
Scallion Grilled Chicken
After chilling them in a robust marinade filled with scallions, sesame oil and vinegar, grill these drumsticks until cooked through and lightly charred.
Grilled Hawaiian Chicken
Pineapple doesn't just add a tangy sweetness to this dish — its juice also helps tenderize your chicken.
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