Great Grilled Chicken Recipes

Liven up grilled chicken with savory sauces, fresh herbs and globally sourced recipes.

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Brick Grilled Chicken

Placing a heavy weight — like a brick — on top of a split-open chicken renders the meat juicy and moist, while turning the skin crisp with beautiful grill marks.

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The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken

An easy, tangy homemade barbecue sauce takes this basic grilled meat to the next level. 

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Chicken Skewers with Peanut-Ginger Marinade

Ditch the takeout for the night and make peanut-ginger-marinated chicken at home. This is sweet and savory at its finest.

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Korean BBQ Chicken

After you throw the chicken on the grill, be sure to give your corn a good char too. Bonus: The sticky-sweet barbecue sauce tastes good on everything.

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Penne with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Asparagus and Grilled Chicken

Fresh tomato sauce is super-easy to put together, and while it's cooking, you can grill up your chicken breasts.

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Shiitake Mushroom Vinaigrette

A mushroom vinaigrette lends a bold, earthy flavor to chicken breasts. Keep this one in your back pocket for quick weeknight meals.

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Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers

These skewers get a slightly sweet twist, so it's totally acceptable to have grape expectations for the finished dish.

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Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

With just a simple cumin rub, Ellie Krieger's grilled chicken gets downright aromatic, and as the spice's savory warmth wafts through the neighborhood, extra dinner guests might come calling.

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Grilled Chicken with Garlic-Herb Dressing

Tyler Florence uses a bright garlic-herb dressing to balance the smoky aroma of the grilled chicken, radicchio and lemons in this Italian-inspired plate.

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Greek Salad With Oregano Marinated Chicken

Chicken has a Grecian flourish when it's marinated in a citrus-spiked oregano rub, grilled and nestled atop a mountain of romaine, briny kalamata olives and feta. The salad dressing echoes the marinade with extra oregano and lemon juice.  

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Sweet and Sour Barbequed Picnic Drums

Covered in a sweet-and-tangy barbecue sauce, then charred on the grill until golden and sticky, these picnic-ready drumsticks are truly finger-licking good.

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Grilled Chicken with Creamy Corn Risotto

Bal Arneson counters the powerful Indian spices used to coat this chicken with a creamy, cooling risotto studded with corn and edamame.

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Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

Transport the tropics to your backyard with Tyler's island-inspired kebabs. He bastes the skewers while they're cooking on the grill so the barbecue sauce caramelizes right on the chicken and pineapple chunks.

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Grilled Chicken With Roasted Garlic-Oregano Vinaigrette

Fresh oregano livens up flavor while roasted garlic and honey add sweet depth to the vinaigrette dressing for this chicken recipe. Paired with hearty fingerlings, this herb-scattered meal moves quickly from grill to plate (and then is gone).

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Chicken With Mango Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue gets both a fruity fix and a spicy kick from juicy minced mango and jalapeno. A host of Southern staples like red wine vinegar, molasses and Worcestershire add a sticky sweet finish.

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Delicioso Adobo Grilled Chicken

Look no further than homemade adobo seasoning to add Mexican spark to the simplest proteins. The collection of seductive spices like tart red achiote powder, cumin and lemon pepper mingles to lend a smoky heat and golden-grilled hue to this chicken.

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Savory Peach Chicken    

Though technically not grilled, this chicken dish starring the most summery of fruits needed to be included in the roundup. Peaches take on an Asian profile when sauteed with soy sauce and ginger, which gives chicken a complex combination of flavors. A final scattering of toasted almonds adds the perfect nutty touch.

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken With Harissa

Yogurt keeps chicken ultra-tender and serves as a rich foil to the spicy harissa in this recipe. Harissa, a North African sauce, brings smoky red warmth to the table with its exotic blend of coriander, caraway, paprika and red pepper.

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Spanish Spice Rubbed Chicken Breasts

This colorful plate sings with smoked paprika-spiked chicken, an emerald serrano chile herb sauce and complementary multihued slaw. 

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Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Giada's barbecue sauce is enriched with rich, savory balsamic vinegar for a flavor that marries well with any fire-kissed meat.

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Spiced Indian Grilled Chicken

This chicken is all about the Indian-spiced yogurt marinade. The flavors of fenugreek, garam masala and cardamom permeate the chicken, giving it the familiar aroma of Indian cooking.

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Grilled Tuscan Chicken

Savor the flavors of Tuscany in your own backyard by grilling chicken with olive oil, lemon and rosemary, and then serving it over a bed of peppery arugula.

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Grilled Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs

In this simple recipe, chicken is marinated in lemon, lime and orange until tender and tangy, and then grilled.

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Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

Give grilled chicken a makeover with a vibrant, summery pesto sauce made out of spinach and toasted pine nuts.

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Garlicky Grilled Chicken Portobello and Radicchio Salad

Toss chicken, mushrooms and radicchio in a garlic-herb marinade for a terrific grilled vegetable salad with substance.

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Balsamic Chicken and Fig Brochettes

Everyday chicken breast is transformed into a dark and handsome dinner star with a tangy garlic-balsamic marinade. Partnered by juicy, honey-sweet figs and skewered it becomes a French feast.

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Ginger-Garlic Half Chicken

This grilled half chicken dish is far from typical Japanese fare. But when familiar ingredients like soy sauce, sake, garlic, ginger and one hot sauce called tobanjan come together harmoniously, this chicken is anything but American.

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Easy-Brine Chicken Breasts with Sicilian Glaze and Puttanesca-Style Panzanella

Baste this Italian-inspired chicken with a fragrant honey-wine sauce when it's almost done for a savory, caramelized finish. A classic panzanella makes the perfect accompaniment.

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Chicken Kabobs

Inspired by the fragrant chicken kabobs prepared in the market in her Indian village, Bal Arneson marinates chicken in a sweet, tangy and spicy sauce containing mint leaves, then layers the meat on skewers and grills it until it's nicely browned.

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Grilled Meats and Vegetables Over Saffron Orzo

Pile saffron-scented orzo high with grilled chicken and shrimp and an array of fresh grilled summer vegetables.

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Grilled Chicken Quarters

Soak these chicken quarters in brine the night before cooking so they remain tender and juicy when grilled with a lemon-honey basting sauce.

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Chicken with Papaya BBQ Sauce

Give grilled chicken a tangy, tropical twist by basting it in a zesty, sweet papaya barbecue sauce. Garnish with spiced cashew nuts for added crunch.

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Char Grilled Sapa Black Chicken in Galangal: Ga Den Nuong Rieng

Black chicken is beloved throughout Vietnam thanks to its substantial texture. In this recipe, a complex marinade containing galangal — a hot, ginger-peppery seasoning — renders the chicken charred, flavorful and super spicy.

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Grilled Chicken Wings with Provencal Flavors

Grill chicken wings with a French herb blend for an elegant twist to casual party fare.

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Crispy, Smoked Chicken Wings and Legs, Cilantro, Lime and Sriracha and a Celery and Radish Salad

Turn classic spicy wings into a dish to remember. The chicken is briefly smoked in applewood and then deep-fried in duck fat before being tossed in a spicy, buttery sauce. Counter the dish's heat with thin slices of celery and radish topped with crumbled blue cheese.

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