Chicken from the BBQ is one of our favorite easy dinner options during summer! Here are 15 deliciously easy grilled chicken recipes to keep you from getting into a rut. From marinades to rubs and seasonings (and even kabobs!), these simple healthy ideas are perfect to fire up the barbecue.
Here are some of my favorite was grilled chicken recipes:
1. Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken Marinade
This is such a classic, but classics want to be done well either way.
My favorite thing about this recipe is how easy it is to throw together though… Not a lot of ingredients, not ten spices to measure out.
Just a simple and straight forward grilled chicken marinade that tastes amazing (and can be made when the kids are in their worst summer-nagging stages 😉)
2. Thai Peanut Grilled Chicken Skewers
I don’t know if there are many things I love more than peanut butter.
Ahem, my kids and husband of course…
But anyways, I LOVE peanut butter, and any way I can eat more of it is a win in my books!
Serve this grilled chicken with the tasty peanut sauce for a quick and fuss-free summer dinner – or even as a quick-to-make party appetizer!
3. Greek Chicken Marinade
I simply adore Greek food during summer, and I want all those Mediterranean flavors to go on my chicken, too!
Made with lemon, olive oil, dried oregano and a few other pantry staples, this marinade is both super easy to make and delicious to eat.
You can even freeze your chicken in the marinade for super lazy summer dinner prep!
4. Greek Chicken Kabobs
And of course, you can turn your greek marinated chicken into yummy kabobs!
Thread the marinated chicken on skewers with zucchini, peppers and red onion – and you’ll have a summer feast in a flash.
Sometimes we vary the vegetables – mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and eggplant are very delicious, too.
5. Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken
This is on of my favorite flavor combinations for baked chicken, and now you can have it during summer, too!
The grilled chicken gets a deep flavor, and the honey balsamic glaze turns the whole thing into an amazingly sweet and savory dinner.
6. Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken
Speaking of sticky chicken – how about sticky asian grilled chicken?
This is a delicious way to spice up your summer grilling, and I want to eat this sauce on EVERYTHING.
7. Honey Lime Cilantro Grilled Chicken
Say Honey Lime Cilantro Grilled Chicken really fast three times in a row 😉
This is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, BUT I live in a house full of cilantro haters.
I know, how on earth this that happen?
But I just use this simple hack: I make it with flat-leaf parsley instead. I know, not the same… But way better than arguing with grumpy kids and a grumpy husband over “that soapy taste” in their dinner.
8. Never-Dry Grilled Chicken Strips
There’s nothing worse than dry chicken, but this recipe is the answer to all your failed grilled chicken attempts.
What, you don’t have any? Well, lucky you.
But if you’re looking for the perfect grilled chicken strips anyways, this is for you.
9. Grilled Chicken with Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
In case you haven’t noticed yet, I live for Hawaiian BBQ anything.
And I make no exception when it comes to grilling! This recipe is right up my alley.
And the best thing? My husband and kids agree with one of my obsessions for once, ha!
10. Grilled Chicken Spice Rub
I love a good spice rub, and especially if it makes my grilled chicken taste THIS good.
All you need are a few pantry-staple spices, salt and olive oil and you’ll be whipping up the best spice rubbed grilled chicken.
11. Super Simple Jerk Chicken
Aaah, jerk chicken. Y-U-M.
Admittedly, I need way more oil than the recipe calls for, and I use ground paprika instead of the cayenne pepper (because kids and also a wimpy mama who can’t handle her spices).
But otherwise, this is a total winner!
12. Taco Lime Grilled Chicken
I can’t resist ANYTHING taco, so this chicken recipe is definitely no exception.
And the best thing? You need THREE ingredients.
3 ingredients. Yes, that’s a T-H-R-E-E, and that 3 includes the chicken. Say what?!
13. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs
Even without the BBQ, I’m all about Hawaiian anything.
I just love fruit in savory dishes, and especially pineapple.
With the red onion and green peppers, this is the perfect summer skewer.
14. Brown Sugar Pineapple Grilled Chicken
So… Did you get the memo that I love pineapple with grilled chicken? Ha!
But this is so good.
Again, I leave out the chili paste and ground ginger to make it milder. But do whatever your family can handle!
15. Mango Lime Grilled Chicken
I had to leave one more fruity combination without pineapple…
I’ll be honest, I never have fish sauce at home and just use soy sauce instead. And obviously no sriracha (do I sound like a broken record to you yet? though at my age I should probably rather say a scratched CD – and that makes me feel so old. CDs are out, guys. CDs ARE OUT. What.)
But with the mango and lime, this is so so so good!
So, did you find your perfect easy grilled chicken recipe?
If you have another favorite that NEED to get on this list, leave me a comment below – I’m always looking for even more ideas!