Grilled Chicken Recipes

The Ultimate List of Grilled Chicken Recipes plus my tips for tender and juicy grilled chicken every time! This list of delicious recipes includes something for everyone!

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Table of Contents
  1. Tips and Notes for Grilling Chicken
  2. Grilled Chicken Recipes
  3. Grilled Chicken FAQs

I don’t know about you, but summer eating at our house is all about the grill. And I love discovering new ways to grill chicken!

Now, since chicken is a leaner meat, it tends to dry out more quickly than other types of meat. So the key is to know exactly how to prepare and grill it so you end up with tender, juicy chicken every time.

To make your life a little bit easier, I’ve put together my tips and tricks for perfect grilled chicken along with some of my all-time favorite Grilled Chicken Recipes.

Some are sweet, some are spicy, and some are somewhere in between. And they’re all delicious!

Serve them with Easy Broccoli Salad, Easy Potato Salad, Homemade Coleslaw and Lemonade for a summer feast no one will forget!

Tips and Notes for Grilling Chicken

  • Marinate it! Even a little bit of marinating time can make a world of difference. So, if you don’t feel like prepping days ahead, soak it in a marinade for a couple of hours. It will work wonders! Check out my Grilled Chicken Marinade for a recipe.
  • Season it. It’s so easy to add flavor to chicken! Rub it with any spices you like and feel free to experiment. The chicken will soak up any flavor you throw at it!
  • Check the temperature. Chicken, particularly chicken breast, can overcook and dry out quickly. Keep an instant read thermometer on-hand so you can check the internal temperature so as not to over-cook it. Once it reaches 165ºF, pull it off the grill!
  • Let it rest. A few minutes of resting time gives the juices (and flavor) time to settle back into the meat. Cut into it too soon and the juices will run out and result in dry chicken.

Grilled Chicken Recipes

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BBQ Chicken
This BBQ Chicken is made with a simple seasoning, grilled to perfection and coated in sweet and savory bbq sauce! It's tender and juicy every time!
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Grilled Chicken Marinade
This Grilled Chicken Marinade is easy to make and adds a ton of flavor to chicken breasts or thighs! Freezer friendly and perfect for roasted or pan fried chicken as well.
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Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Perfectly moist grilled chicken in a sweet and tangy honey balsamic sauce — a great way to spice up your grilling this summer!
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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are sweet and savory, loaded with tender chicken breast, pineapple chunks, bell peppers, and an easy pineapple BBQ marinade! The perfect prep-ahead summer meal.
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Sweet & Spicy Coconut Grilled Chicken
Sweet, sour, sticky and a bit spicy — this chicken has everything you want. So delicious off the grill with the glaze brushed over top!
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Grilled Chicken Thighs
These Grilled Chicken Thighs have a simple marinade that makes them extra juicy and flavorful! Perfect for summer grilling!
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Root Beer Can Chicken
Gluten-free Root Beer Can Chicken is a delicious summer grilling recipe with crispy skin and juicy chicken!
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Grilled Mango Chicken
Grilled Mango Chicken features a sweet and spicy mango lime marinade that caramelizes perfectly on a hot grill. It’s perfect for your summer BBQ.
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Honey Sriracha Chicken
This Honey Sriracha Chicken is packed full of sweet and spicy flavour. The marinade is only four ingredients and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. Grilled to perfection, this delicious summer dish is wonderful at backyard BBQs.
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Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Berry Salsa
Whole30 Chicken with Berry Balsamic Salsa Recipe – A healthy and flavorful keto + paleo spring dinner. Ready in 30 minutes! Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, clean eating, real food.
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Greek Marinated Grilled Chicken Tacos with Easy Chimichurri
A flavorful greek marinade and plenty of zesty homemade chimichurri sauce take these grilled chicken tacos over the top in summer flavors! These tacos are so easy, they’ll have a permanent spot on your dinner menu!
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Chicken Parmesan Foil Packets with Veggies
These Chicken Parmesan Foil Packets are loaded with veggies for a full meal deal! The ultimate comfort food made right in one pack, on the grill or in the oven, with almost NO clean up! These chicken foil packets are the perfect make ahead meal for camping or busy summer days. With step by step RECIPE VIDEO
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Monterey Chicken Foil Packets
These Easy Monterey Chicken Foil Packets are the perfect easy dinner recipe for summer! You can make them in the oven or on the grill — an easy camping meal! Sliced potatoes and vegetables topped with chicken breasts, barbecue sauce, cheese and bacon — how can you go wrong??
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Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa
Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeno Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, and also insanely delicious!
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Best Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Tender, juicy, flavor-packed grilled chicken kabobs with marinated chicken and colorful vegetables. The marinade on these chicken skewers is the BEST!
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Easy Cajun Grilled Chicken
These Easy Cajun Grilled Chicken is the perfect healthy main dish recipe for grilling season! Juicy chicken breasts cooked to perfection in the BEST homemade cajun spice blend!
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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
BAKED, GRILLED or SKILLET easy Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is one of my absolute favorite recipes with the most addicting Peanut Sauce ever!
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Maple Dijon Grilled Chicken
Celebrate Canada Day with a delicious BBQ recipe for Maple Dijon Grilled Chicken. Your family is going to love this flavourful recipe.
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Grilled Chicken Wings with Sticky Thai Glaze
Sticky, sweet and savory, these grilled chicken wings with a Thai glaze are easy to prepare and perfect for summer!
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Juicy Chicken Burger Recipe
This is the juiciest Chicken Burger Recipe! Made with a few simple ingredients, they're freezer friendly and can be grilled or fried!
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Grilled Chicken FAQs

How long do you grill chicken on the grill?

Grilling perfect chicken is less about time and more about temperature. Since the cooking time depends on the cut and size of the chicken you’re grilling, the grill you’re using, and even the weather conditions, it’s impossible to nail down one specific cooking time. Instead, the best way to check that a chicken is done is to check the internal temperature. It should be 165ºF!

How do you grill chicken without drying it out?

While not over-cooking the chicken is the most obvious answer, marinating or brining the chicken before cooking is a great way to prevent it from drying out. It changes the protein structure of the meat, allowing it to soak in more moisture and more flavor.

Should you season chicken before grilling?

Yes! Rubbing the chicken in the seasoning blend of your choice before cooking it allows it to soak in tons of flavor.

How to store grilled chicken:

Grilled chicken will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw in the fridge if frozen, then warm on low in a skillet on the stove until heated through.

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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