Grilled Chicken Recipes


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The weather is warming up, and in no time, you’ll be firing up the grill. So if your family loves chicken as much as we do, you need to save this list of grilled chicken recipes for your backyard cookouts.

There’s no better feeling than getting out of the house to enjoy the evening with friends, the smell of delicious food cooking on the grill surrounding you. These recipes are definitely going to make your gatherings better!

But you don’t have to host a crowd to fire up the grill. It’s a great way to cook on a busy weeknight or when you don’t want to heat up the house by using the oven.

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So, what are you waiting for? Pin this list of grilled chicken recipes, and scan the list to pick a few to try in the upcoming months. You’ll find some new favorites for sure!

Drool-worthy Grilled Chicken Recipes

grilled maple dijon chicken on a baking sheet with a bowl of mustard next to a red and white cloth

Grilled Maple Dijon Chicken: Crispy grilled chicken is smothered in a sweet and tangy maple dijon sauce. Make extra sauce if you like to dip your chicken or for dipping your sides in. It’s that good! (via The Gracious Wife)

dressing being poured on grilled chicken salad with bacon and avocado in a glass bowl on a white background

Grilled Chicken Salad with Bacon and Avocado: Who says salads have to be boring? This grilled chicken salad with bacon, avocado, and a creamy lemon dijon dressing is packed full of flavor and topped with delicious blueberries, crunchy walnuts, and red onions. (via Cook at Home Mom)

chicken shish kabobs on a white tray next to creamy dill dip in a white dish next to a flowered plate on a white background

Homestyle Chicken Shish Kabob Recipe with Creamy Dill Dip: Perfect for summer grilling, this chicken shish kabob recipe combines tender pieces of meat with chunky vegetables on a portable skewer. The creamy dill dipping sauce is a delicious complement to the warm meat and veggies. (via Sustain My Cooking Habit)

Japanese grilled chicken skewers on a white tray

Yakitori Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers: This chicken is skewered, glazed with a sweet soy sauce, and grilled to perfection. It’s a real crowd-pleaser, so make extras! (via Drugstore Divas)

lime grilled chicken with vegetables and herb sauce on a white plate with colored dots on it on a yellow background

Lime Grilled Chicken with Vegetables and Herb Sauce: This dish is like summer on a plate! With corn, tomatoes, zucchini, and a basil sauce, you’re getting lots of good-for-you veggies and protein in one dish. (via Sidewalk Shoes)

pesto chicken kabobs on parchment paper on a wood table next to a white bowl of pesto

Pesto Chicken Kabobs: This no-fuss 4-ingredient dish is going to become your new favorite grilling recipe. Earthy, nutty pesto pairs perfectly with the chicken and bright cherry tomatoes. (via The Gracious Wife)

sweet and spicy grilled chicken thighs next to a fork on a white plate

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs: The marinade for these chicken thighs is sweet, spicy, savory, smoky, and totally mouthwatering. You’ll make this again and again during the grilling season. (via The Fitchen)

grilled chicken strawberry pizza on a brown table

Grilled Chicken Strawberry Pizza: Talk about a kid-friendly recipe! It’s perfect for summer gatherings in the backyard. This grilled pizza is easy to make and easy to customize for picky eaters and for those with food allergies. (via Powered by Mom)

grilled creole chicken on a grill grate

Grilled Creole Chicken: You only need to marinate this tasty chicken 20-30 minutes before putting it on the grill, so it’s a great choice for last-minute get-togethers or busy weeknights. Pair it with grilled asparagus to round out the meal. (via Around My Family Table)

grilled harissa chicken on a white tray on a white background

Grilled Harissa Chicken: Your family will love this healthy, flavorful recipe. Harissa is a Moroccan spice blend used as a rub on the chicken. It is a hot, spicy dish, so if you’re making this for little ones, you may need to cut way back on the dry rub for them. (via Powered by Mom)

grilled chicken kabobs on a white plate next to a yellow bowl of ranch

Ranch Chicken: Two simple ingredients are all you need for an amazing chicken recipe for the grill. It can also be made in the oven as well, so you can enjoy this outside of grilling season, too. (via Sugar and Soul)

close up of grilled teriyaki chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken: This super simple recipe will become a quick favorite. You can use homemade teriyaki sauce—which is super yum—or use store-bought if you prefer. Just add green onions and sesame seeds to top it off. So easy and so good! (via Jen Around the World)

sriracha chicken with mango avocado salsa next to lime slices on a white plate on a green linen on a wood table

Sriracha Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa: While this dish is 21 Day Fix-friendly, even those who aren’t dieting will love the flavors. Adjust the spiciness level by adding more or less sriracha. The lime and honey help balance out the spice, as does the mango salsa. (via Blackberry Babe)

grilled chicken tenders next to lemon wedges on a white and blue plate

Grilled Chicken Tenders: A great choice for the whole family, these grilled chicken tenders are marinated in lemon, garlic, herbs, and olive oil and grilled to perfection. You can’t go wrong with this chicken dish! (via Dinner at the Zoo)

grilled chicken skewers on a white background

The Best 3-Ingredient Grilled Chicken: Ready for the easiest chicken you’ve ever made? Quite possibly the tastiest? Just marinate the chicken in the 3 ingredients, and grill it up. It’s slightly sticky on the outside, but juicy and tender on the inside. (via Pinch of Yum)

maple rosemary grilled chicken on a white and gray plate

Maple Rosemary Grilled Chicken: Sweet and savory with a simple marinade, this easy chicken recipe packs tons of flavor into every bite. You’ll need to marinate the chicken at least 30 minutes, but overnight is better if you want tons of flavor. (via Damn Delicious)

grilled lemon herb chicken skewer with more skewers and homemade tzatziki sauce in the background

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce: These flavorful chicken skewers are ready to go in no time and taste fantastic. After marinating for 30 minutes, they’re ready in just 15 more minutes, so they’re perfect for a busy day. (via Confessions of Parenting)

triple herb chicken and zucchini skewers on a white plate next to a fork on a white background

Triple Herb Chicken and Zucchini Skewers: Get ready for a perfect patio dinner. The simple herb and olive oil marinade is all you need for flavorful, juicy chicken. (via Zestful Kitchen)

What’s your favorite grilled chicken recipe?

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