20 Delicious Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Chicken is one of the easiest and tastiest meats to prepare on your grill. Our best grilled chicken recipes are jam-packed with flavor, so they're sure to be a hit at your next cookout party or family dinner. When you're looking for ways to cook perfect chicken on the grill, look no further these easy, tasty, creative recipes for BBQ chicken, jerk chicken, grilled chicken Parmesan, chicken sandwiches, and more.

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    Orange Chili and Thyme Grilled Chicken
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    The flavors of orange juice, spicy chili sauce, and fresh thyme combine to give this grilled chicken recipe to create a sweet and savory taste that's nearly impossible to resist. You can easily adjust the flavoring to suit your desired spice level.

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    Jamaican Jerk Chicken
    Regarding BBQ Inc. 

    Here's a healthy jerk chicken recipe that delivers all the island flavor you crave from jerk rub. Enjoy this summer favorite grilled chicken recipe with rice on the side, or serve it in a wrap with sliced peppers and onions.

  • 03 of 20
    Crispy Grilled Chicken Recipe
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    We're crazy about this crunchy, tasty recipe for crispy grilled chicken that you can make on the grill, or bake in the oven on rainy days. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are prepared with an herb and breadcrumb coating and then grilled. The result is tender, juicy, flavorful chicken breasts with a wonderfully crunchy crust.

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    Simple Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary
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    What could be easier than a quick grilled chicken recipe that's delicious served on its own, or sliced in sandwiches and wraps? This easy split chicken recipe. It is grilled with lemon, garlic, rosemary, and butter, for a simply delicious lunch or dinner.

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  • 05 of 20
    Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
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    Bruschetta is an essential Italian food appetizer, and one of our favorite summer recipes. This hearty bruschetta recipe for grilled bread topped with a mixture of grilled chicken, tomatoes, avocado, garlic, lemon juice, fresh basil, and Parmesan cheese, is beautiful, healthy, and satisfying. We think you'll agree it's the perfect summer dinner on hot nights when you're craving something satisfying, but not too rich.


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    Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs
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    We love this recipe for grilled barbecue chicken that uses chicken thighs — the juiciest, most-flavorful part of the bird. First, the chicken is marinated in an olive oil-vinegar-spice mixture. Then, it's popped on the grill. In the final stages of cooking, it's slathered with a super-easy, homemade sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. You won't believe how effortless it is to get so much taste out of chicken!

  • 07 of 20
    Cajun Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Sandwich
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    How can you go wrong, when you combine Cajun seasoning with Teriyaki flavors? When combined with bacon, cheese, and grilled chicken in a sandwich, the result is a fantastic sandwich that may just give the hamburger a run for its money as your new favorite hand-held summer meal.


  • 08 of 20
    Sesame-Ginger Grilled Chicken Breasts
    Danilo Alfaro 

    Here's a simple, wonderful grilled chicken recipe that's inspired by the best of Chinese cooking. You'll love the sweet, salty, and aromatic flavors of this sophisticated tasting dish that's so easy to prepare. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, rice wine vinegar, honey, and ginger, then flash grilled until they're juicy and ready to eat.

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  • 09 of 20
    Grilled Chicken Marsala
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    This elegant, Italian-style grilled herb chicken recipe is made extra special by a beautiful Marsala wine cream sauce. You can prepare it easily in about 30 minutes, but your guests will never know! This recipe is fast enough for a delicious family weeknight meal, but fancy enough for dinner party guests. Serve it over pasta, rice or grilled potatoes.

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    Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
    Grilled Chicken Quesadilla

    Everyone loves chicken quesadillas, and this grilled chicken quesadilla recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. You can prepare these quesadillas ahead of time (remember to allow enough time for them to soak up the marinade), and then simply grill them up in 10 minutes when you're ready to eat. Makes a great appetizer recipe for parties.

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    California Grilled Chicken Salad
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    Here's a delicious way to enjoy grilled chicken salad this summer. This indulgent California grilled chicken salad recipe combines grilled marinated chicken breasts with lettuces, tomatoes, olives, pancetta or bacon, avocados, and blue cheese, for a tasty twist on cobb salad.

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    Half Time Grilled Chicken
    The Clorox Company 

    What could be better eating for a summer picnic or sporting event party, than these flavorful grilled half chickens on the barbecue? Herbed half chickens are marinated, and then grilled in a savory and sweet sauce with Dijon mustard and brown sugar, for outstanding taste.

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    Grilled Chicken Parmesan
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    This tasty, ingenious grilled chicken recipe is a healthier way to prepare this traditional Italian food favorite. Tender, juicy chicken breasts are grilled together with thinly sliced tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, for a fresh take on one of America's favorite dinner recipes.

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    Grilled Cinnamon Chicken
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    Sweet and savory, with the tastes of honey and cinnamon, this grilled chicken dish is something special for dinner. Enjoy the complex flavor profile of southeast Asian cooking, in our super simple cinnamon chicken recipe that cooks in just 20 minutes on the grill.

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    Grilled Chicken Tikka Recipe
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    Want to enjoy the taste of Indian take-out food, without the cost? We're here to grant your wish, with this effortless and awesomely delicious recipe for homemade chicken tikka.

    This recipe for marinated and grilled chicken chunks is one of India's most popular dishes, and is sure to become a family favorite in your home, once you've tried it.

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    Grilled Chicken With Goat Cheese Sauce
    Diana Rattray 

    Grilled chicken breasts go from weeknight stand-by to special occasion-ready, when you dress them up with a special, flavorful herbed goat cheese sauce. This recipe includes instructions for an elegant (optional) roasted red pepper puree, which adds extra color and texture to this already-impressive dish.

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    Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros
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    Greek chicken gyros are a great way to enjoy a chicken sandwich this summer. Here's a go-to recipe you can use, for marinated, grilled, sliced chicken breasts topped with a simple sauce, that you can fold into a warm pita for lunch or dinner.

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    Grilled Moroccan Chicken
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    This chicken is so loaded up with great Moroccan-inspired flavors, it will make your family demand seconds. Packed with delicious flavors, this marinated grilled chicken makes an easy and healthy dinner, served over rice, couscous, or quinoa.

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    Thai Grilled BBQ Chili-Lime Chicken
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    If you're a fan of barbecue chicken, you're sure to enjoy this straightforward and incredibly tasty recipe for Thai grilled chili-lime chicken. The special marinade drenches the chicken with amazing flavor, and gives it that beautiful, appetizing red barbecue hue. Yum!

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    Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
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    Inspired by the exotic flavors of Thai cooking, this lemongrass chicken recipe is sure to become one of your go-to grilled chicken recipes when you want to impress company. Plus, it's super simple to make. Just toss a few ingredients into your food processor, marinate, and grill!