Great Grilled Mains: Chicken, Steak, Pork & More

Fire up the grill: You'll want to make these recipes for grilled chicken, steak, pork, lamb and more all summer long.

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Grilled Skirt Steak (Churrasco)

Give fast-cooking skirt steak the Latin treatment by serving it with tangy, garlic-studded chimichurri.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak (Churrasco)

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 lines.

Get the Recipe: Brick Grilled Chicken

Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops

Tia Mowry's easy recipe is a great introduction to grilled lamb. The simply seasoned chops get bursts of flavor from mint, herbes de Provence and sweet agave nectar.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops

Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Chops

Start these stuffed pork chops — packed with Greek staples like feta cheese and sundried tomatoes — on the grill to get beautiful smoky char lines, then finish them in the oven to keep the cutlets juicy.

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Chops

Chili Dogs

All-beef dogs are loaded with a ground beef, garlic and chili-powder chili. Char the buns and dogs until snappy on the grill, then load them up with chili and cheddar to toast a summer tradition.

Get the Recipe: Chili Dogs

Balsamic Chicken and Fig Brochettes

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

Get the Recipe: Balsamic Chicken and Fig Brochettes

Wood-Grilled Pork with Roasted New Potatoes, Corn Pudding and Mushrooms

Add a new side to your recipe arsenal with creamy corn pudding, a fantastic textural contrast from crispy roast potatoes and chargrilled pork.

Get the Recipe: Wood-Grilled Pork with Roasted New Potato, Corn Pudding, Mushroom

Cowboy Steak with Coffee and Chili Rub

Though coffee and beef may seem like an unusual pairing, an espresso-chili rub is the perfect complement to steak's robust flavor, adding smoky, spicy flavor and giving the beef a nice caramelized crust.

Get the Recipe: Cowboy Steak with Coffee and Chili Rub

Italian Flatbread (Piadina) with Fontina and Prosciutto

Giada chars easy homemade flatbread disks on the grill and spreads them with lemon-scented whole-milk ricotta for a rich base, followed by wide ribbons of nutty fontina and paper-thin prosciutto slivers.

Get the Recipe: Italian Flatbread (Piadina) with Fontina and Prosciutto

Sweet-and-Sour Barbecued Picnic Drums

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

Get the Recipe: Sweet and Sour Barbequed Picnic Drums

Cindy Pawlcyn's Mongolian Pork Chops

This Asian-accented pork chop from the popular Napa restaurant Mustards Grill is bathed in a hoisin sauce marinade and served with a spicy Chinese mustard dip.

Get the Recipe: Cindy Pawlcyn's Mongolian Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Fruit

Michael Symon tops cilantro- and mustard-marinated pork tenderloin with his take on mustard fruit (also known as mostarda in Italian) — a spicy mustard, pear and apricot condiment that would work well with many more grilled meat meals.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Fruit

Spanish Spice Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Parsley-Mint Sauce

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

Get the Recipe: Spanish Spice Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Parsley-Mint Sauce

Grilled Sausages with German Potato Salad

A German feast wouldn't be complete without sausages and potatoes. To ensure that the spuds soak up all  of the zesty mustard-based dressing, toss them while the taters are piping hot.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Sausages with German Potato Salad

Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

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

Get the Recipe: Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

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.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Garlic-Herb Dressing and Grilled Lemon

Chiptole BBQ Glazed Pork Loin with Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Dress pork loin slices in homemade barbecue sauce and a jalapeno-flecked watermelon salsa for a spicy-sweet outdoor feast.

Get the Recipe: Chipotle BBQ Glazed Pork Loin with Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Corn Tortillas

Michael doesn't cut any corners in this from-scratch taco recipe: He serves the well-seasoned skirt steak slices with homemade corn tortillas, jalapeno-spiked tomatillo salsa and lime creme fraiche for a mix of sweet, spicy and zesty flavors.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Corn Tortillas, Grilled Tomatillo Salsa, and Cilantro

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.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

Grilled Pork Tenderloin a la Rodriguez With Guava Glaze

Give your tenderloin the tropical treatment with a sweet-tart guava jelly and Dijon-spiked glaze. Follow that with an orange mojo sauce, which is sour and spicy with habanero, cumin and cilantro.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Tenderloin a la Rodriguez with Guava Glaze and Orange-Habanero Mojo

Tagliata Alla Fiorentina

Let the quality of a great rib-eye steak shine through by seasoning the meat with only a touch of salt and pepper and searing it over a wood-burning grill.

Get the Recipe: Tagliata Alla Fiorentina

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.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Creamy Corn Risotto

Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

Top grilled pork tenderloin with a simple, refreshing chimichurri sauce for fire-kissed meat with Argentinian flair.

Get the Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

Beef Tacos: Tacos de Carne Asada From Aaron Sanchez

The beef in these tacos needs little more flavoring than a spicy, briny marinade of pickled jalapeños. Grilled to your liking, they are packaged with onion, cilantro and potent salsa de arbol.

Get the Recipe: Beef Tacos: Tacos de Carne Asada

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).

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Roasted Garlic-Oregano Vinaigrette and Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

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.

Get the Recipe: Delicioso Adobo Grilled Chicken

Tri-Tip Steak with Tomato Romesco

While this bottom sirloin cut of beef is harder to come by (each cow has only one, Mark Bittman explains), it's the Romesco sauce from Catalonia that really sets this recipe apart. The tomato, garlic and sherry vinegar condiment possesses unique crunch and flavor thanks to toasted almonds.

Get the Recipe: Tri-Tip Steak with Tomato Romesco

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.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Indian Grilled Chicken

Grilled Pork Chops with Corn, Tomatoes, and Basil

A coriander, anise and garlic brine infuses pork chops with flavor. Serve with a lively salad of basil- and scallion-scented corn and tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

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.

Get the Recipe: Chicken or Steak with Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Pomegranate Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas

Kick up the flavor of your fajitas with a chile spice rub and sweet glaze. Char vegetables to serve on the side and you've got a fiesta!

Get the Recipe: Pomegranate Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas

Chicken With Mango Barbeque 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.

Get the Recipe: Chicken with Mango Barbeque Sauce

The Minimalist's Steak

Sugar and plenty of spice (including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves) are the key to this 1,000-year-old steak recipe shared by restaurateur Frank DeCarlo.

Get the Recipe: Frank's Steak

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.  

Get the Recipe: Greek Salad with Oregano Marinated Chicken

Extra Virgin's 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.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Tuscan Chicken

Grilled Rib Eyes with Sauteed Broccoli and Oysters

Impress your guests with a luxurious grilled rib-eye steak topped with a creamy oyster sauce and served with a side of ginger-garlic broccoli and oysters.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Rib Eyes with Sauteed Broccoli and Oysters

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.

Get the Recipe: Garlicky Grilled Chicken, Portobello, and Radicchio Salad

Grilled Double-Cut Pork Chop and Braised Cabbage

A double-cut pork chop stays moister when grilled. Brush the meat with maple syrup while it's grilling to give it a nice caramelized crust.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Double-Cut Pork Chop and Braised Cabbage

Grilled Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs

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

Get the Recipe: Grilled Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs

Pork Chops with Yuzu-Miso Marinade

Marinating pork chops in miso, sake, mirin, scallions, sesame oil and yuzu kosho — a tangy, spicy sauce made from the East Asian citrus fruit — gives an American-style grilled dish distinct Japanese flavors.

Get the Recipe: Pork Chops with Yuzu-Miso Marinade

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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Pork and Oregano Skewers

An abundance of oregano and salt make these pork skewers traditional Greek fare. Wrap the meat in pitas along with tzatziki, tomatoes, lemon and parsley, or simply serve with some grilled bread and wedges of lemon.

Get the Recipe: Pork Skewers

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.

Get the Recipe: Easy-Brine Chicken Breasts with Sicilian Glaze and Puttanesca-Style Panzanella

Mixed Korean Grill with Two Marinades: Bulgoki

Prepare the ultimate finger-food feast! Grill a variety of meats tableside before wrapping them in lettuce and choosing from an array of condiments: mint and basil leaves, sliced hot peppers, quick spicy kimchee, sweet pickled daikon and cool sesame cucumbers.

Get the Recipe: Mixed Korean Grill with Two Marinades: Bulgoki

Grilled Kebabs

These grilled steak kebabs possess Middle-Eastern flair when marinated in spiced yogurt and served with an herbed tahini sauce. Serve alongside warm pita bread and pickled radishes.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Kebabs

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.

Get the Recipe: Ginger-Garlic Half Chicken

Cajun Blackened Steak with Sugar Snap Peas

For a complete meal, serve this Louisiana-style steak with the accompanying recipes for fresh sugar snap peas and potato gumbo.

Get the Recipe: Cajun Blackened Steak with Sugar Snap Peas

Grilled Moroccan Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Harissa Sauce

Pork chops take on the flavors of Morocco thanks to a sweet-spicy rub, and they're served with spicy, creamy harissa sauce for extra oomph.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Moroccan Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Harissa Sauce

Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

For a simple yet superbly cooked main, try this thick cut porterhouse steak, simply seasoned and grilled quickly over high heat to form a deep, dark crust. Let it rest slightly before carving, then savor the rare red juices inside. 

Get the Recipe: Bistecca alla Fiorentina

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.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Quarters

Grilled Beef Satay

This simple beef satay gains flavor and moisture from a curry-spiked yogurt marinade.

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Beet, Bacon and Herbed Goat Cheese Flatbread

Sweet fresh-roasted beets, smoky bacon and salty goat cheese form the perfect trio atop grilled flatbread.

Get the Recipe: Beet, Bacon and Herbed Goat Cheese Flatbread

Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops

Alton's pork chops are literally packed with flavor when stuffed with cornbread and cherries before hitting the grill.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops

Bal's 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, layers it on skewers, then grills them until they are nicely browned.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Kabobs

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.

Get the Recipe: Chicken with Papaya BBQ Sauce

Grilled Foccacia Sandwich

Grilling focaccia bread gives it delicious char and depth of flavor that's different from the typical oven preparation. Folded and filled with lemon-topped rucola, Parmigiano and prosciutto, this focaccia becomes an iconic Italian sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Focaccia Sandwich

Lamb Popsicles

Start the party with these Indian-inspired grilled lamb "Popsicles" served with a tangy chutney of cherries and peaches.

Get the Recipe: Lamb Popsicles

Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach Salsa

Tenderloin is one of the most versatile cuts of pork and pairs well with both savory and sweet flavors, like Chuck's honey-coated peach salsa.

Get the Recipe: Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach Salsa

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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Grilled Pork Chops with Lentils and Swiss Chard

Accompany grilled pork chops with slices of grilled onion and a flavorful side dish of braised lentils and Swiss chard.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Lentils and Swiss Chard

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.

Get the Recipe: Savory Peach Chicken

Grilled Flat Iron Steak

Marinate flat iron steak with tarragon, parsley and chive-laced olive oil before firing up the grill. Be sure to cut across the grain of this steak for tender, mouthwatering meat. 

Get the Recipe: Grilled Flat Iron Steak

Vietnamese Pork Skewers

A mixture of tangy sauces ready these pork skewers for grilling while a sesame seed and salt mixture for dipping makes the perfect tongue-tickling accompaniment.

Get the Recipe: Char Grilled Hmong Black Pig Skewers with Sesame Salt: Thit Lon Nuong Muoi Vung

Wood-Fired Leg of Lamb

This lamb roasted in a wood-fired oven is perfect for a crowd and requires only a simple arugula salad for accompaniment.

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Grilled Chile-Rubbed Rib Roast

Coat the prime rib with a paste made from chiles de arbol and serrano peppers before roasting it low and slow on the grill for a smoky, spicy summertime take on the steakhouse classic.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chile-Rubbed Rib Roast