17 Delicious Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Grilled Cinnamon Chicken

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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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    Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    Here's a healthy Jamaican 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.

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    Crispy Grilled Chicken

    Crispy Grilled Chicken

    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

    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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    Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

    Bruschetta Chicken

     Kristina Vanni

    Bruschetta is an essential Italian food appetizer, and one of our favorite summer recipes. This hearty grilled chicken 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

    Delicious Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

    The Spruce / Abbey Littlejohn

    We love this recipe for grilled BBQ chicken thighs that uses 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.

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    Mediterranean Chicken Salad

    Serving of Mediterranean chicken salad with a side of toasted pita bread
    The Spruce / Anita Schecter.

    Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are marinated in olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice, and then grilled to perfection in this Mediterranean chicken salad recipe. The breasts are sliced on the diagonal and served atop spinach or mixed lettuces and garnished with tomatoes, red onions, olives, and feta cheese. This is a warm-weather winner that can be made year-round.

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    Sesame Ginger Grilled Chicken Breasts

    Sesame-Ginger Grilled Chicken Breasts

    The Spruce / Sonia Bozzo

    Here's a simple, wonderful sesame ginger grilled chicken breasts 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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    Grilled Chicken Marsala

    Grilled Chicken Marsala
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    This elegant, Italian-style grilled chicken Marsala 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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    Greek Chicken Kabobs

    Greek Chicken Kabobs

     Anita Schecter

    Bring the bright flavors of the Mediterranean to your table with this recipe for Greek chicken kabobs. Cubes of boneless chicken marinate in a mixture of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano before being skewered with bell pepper and red onion. Once grilled, the kabobs are served with a homemade tzatziki sauce.

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    Bulgogi Chicken

    Bulgogi Chicken

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    While it's admittedly not quite as easy as ordering takeout barbecue from the Korean restaurant, this backyard replica Bulgogi Chicken makes a convincing stand-in without too much effort. Serve it with rice, kimchi, and your favorite Korean condiments.

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    Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

    Grilled Chicken Quesadilla

    The Spruce / Christine Ma

    Everyone loves chicken quesadillas, and this grilled chicken quesadillas 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

    grilled chicken salad

     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    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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    Grilled Chicken Parmesan

    Grilled Chicken Parmesan
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    This tasty, ingenious grilled chicken parmesan 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

    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 grilled cinnamon chicken recipe that cooks in just 20 minutes on the grill.

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    Grilled Chicken Tikka

    Chicken tikka

    The Spruce


    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 grilled chicken tikka recipe.

    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

    Grilled Chicken With Goat Cheese Sauce
    Diana Rattray 

    Grilled chicken breasts go from weeknight standby to special occasion-ready, when you dress them up with a special, flavorful grilled chicken with 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

    Greek Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Wrap

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    These quick and easy grilled 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 Lemongrass Chicken

    Thai Lemongrass Chicken

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    Inspired by the flavors of Thai cooking, this grilled 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.