Grilled Chicken Favorites
Turn to chicken breasts, thighs, and wings for great grilled entrées.
Retire the beer can and opt for a can of ginger ale instead. The spicy soft drink puts a tangy twist on your whole bird. Look for canned ginger beer (Gosling's makes a good one) to add even more spicy, fresh ginger flavor. Don't forget the ginger ale glaze.
Watch: Beer Can Chicken
Recipe: Ginger "Beer Can" Chicken
Dress up a bottle of raspberry vinaigrette with fresh tarragon and green onions. It's perfect drizzled over a salad of grilled chicken, cantaloupe, blackberries, and Gorgonzola cheese.
Chicken thighs are seasoned with rub of dried thyme, oregano, cumin, and paprika. The versatile white sauce received our highest rating and is also good as a condiment for burgers.
A simple marinade of honey, soy sauce, and lime juice is all you need for this delicious grilled chicken. Serve with coleslaw and sautéed squash for a complete summertime meal.
Recipe: Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken
The inspiration for the marinade on this grilled chicken comes from Carolina-style barbecue sauce, which is a spicy, vinegar-based sauce. Be sure to marinate at least 2 hours, or as long as overnight, to get the most flavor from the marinade.
Recipe: Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken
Online reviewers claim that these honey-and-mustard-marinated thighs are definitely "company-worthy". Serving them over cheese grits and sautéed spinach makes this grilled chicken dish extraordinary.
Recipe: Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs
Try this classic barbecue chicken recipe with bone-in chicken breasts and drumsticks. You'll most likely have all the ingredients for the barbecue sauce on hand.
Recipe: Honey Barbecue Chicken
This tender grilled chicken recipe gets its smoky flavor from wood chips and spicy-heat from a vinegar-based red sauce.
Recipe: Chili-Barbecued Chicken
Start with a package of cornbread mix and fresh corn kernels to make these homestyle corn cakes. Top with grilled chicken, bacon, and chopped arugula for a colorful one-dish dinner.
This marinade of rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, and ginger, shows off the versatility of grilled chicken. See how it easily transitions from smoky barbecue cookout fare to a healthy, Asian-inspired dinner.
Serve Cuban Mojo Chicken on a bed of steamed green beans. Chopped fresh mint adds a surprising burst of flavor.
For a complete meal ready in 30 minutes, grill corn and chicken breasts brushed with a simple mayonnaise-based spread. While the corn and chicken cook, mix a simple oil-and-vinegar dressing with coleslaw mix. Viola, supper! Dice leftover grilled chicken, and then combine with leftover slaw for a tasty lunch.
This hearty salad is brightened up with mint, lemon juice, and fresh dill.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
Ditch your plain grilled chicken for a zesty, perfectly spiced dinner instead. Grilled Chipotle Chicken delivers a smoky heat flavor with a touch of sweetness. Try Mexcian oregano for an extra zing.
Recipe: Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken is soaked in a mixture of buttermilk, brown sugar, and hot sauce to ensure flavor and juiciness.
Save time by buying pre-chopped veggies. Wrap them in foil, and grill as directed.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Garden Salsa
Spice up taco night with these quick tacos. Jazz up ordinary salsa with mango, cilantro, and hot sauce, and serve a side of refried black beans for an easy weeknight meal.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tacos
Broiler option: Broil on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan 8 inches from heat 20 minutes or until done, turning halfway through. Amp up the flavor with one of our tasty drizzle recipes.
Honey Drizzle Recipes
Recipe: Chili-Lemon Honey Drizzle
This updated and healthier take on classic chicken fingers is a fuss-free dinner! Use a foil packet as a cooking vessel for the leeks and potatoes (or any vegetable).
Recipe: Grilled Chicken and New Potatoes
The citrus and spice in these chicken drumsticks are sure to win over any crowd. You can make the sauce ahead of time for easier tailgate prep.
Smoky Gouda cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and baby spinach join grilled chicken breasts in this panini that's slathered with fresh Basil Mayo.
If you'd like the tomatoes to have a saucier consistency, once you've added the remaining tomatoes in Step 3, cover and simmer over low heat for up to 10 minutes.
Recipe: Tomato-Orange Marmalade Chicken
Soak chicken in a citrus-and-tequila-spiked brine to infuse Latin flavors and keep the chicken moist as it cooks. Pat the skin dry before grilling, and start skin-side down to ensure it gets good and crispy. Feel free to sub orange juice for tequila and lemons or oranges for limes, and be sure to grill extra citrus for a pretty and functional garnish.
Recipe: Margarita-Brined Chicken
The "top-shelf" in this recipe speaks to the crispy skin, superior flavor, and juiciness of the bird. It also refers to a novel new technique: cooking potatoes in the heavy cast-iron skillet that's used as a weight on the chicken. The weight presses the chicken flat against the grill grates, cutting the cooking time in half. Plus you'll be cooking your side dish at the same time.
Recipe: Top-Shelf Chicken Under a Brick