10 Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

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Not only is grilled chicken just plain delicious, but it also really gives you so much bang for your buck. It takes to brines, marinades, sauces, salsas, and dressings, and it’s just as satisfying whether you eat it hot off the grill or save the cold leftovers for your weekend picnic, salads, sandwiches, and noodle bowls.

These are the grilled chicken recipes to keep on repeat all summer long.

Really good grilled chicken breast is tender, juicy, and stamped with dark grill marks. This cooking lesson shows you exactly how it’s done.

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Marinate a few chicken breasts with garlic, lime juice, and jalapeños in the morning, then at the end of the day the only dinner prep that’s left to do is firing up the grill. (And maybe shuck a few ears of corn while it heats up.)

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Inspired by classic Vietnamese flavors, these smoky, savory thighs are anything but boring. Make a big batch during your meal prep session and then use the chicken all week long for salads, sandwiches, and noodle bowls.

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A simple sauce, like tangy, herb-packed chimichurri is the quickest, simplest way to cook up a batch of grilled chicken that’s loaded with flavor. This recipe starts with an easy homemade version, but feel free to swap in your favorite store-bought version to speed up dinner prep.

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A tangy, spice-infused buttermilk brine is my favorite trick for cooking up super-juicy and flavorful grilled chicken every single time.

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Embrace the chicken breast’s mild-mannered flavor by using it as a vehicle to eat summery fruit and veggie salsa for dinner.

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The sooner you can drop the chicken pieces in this sweet and spicy marinade, the better. At a minimum, let it soak all day, although if you can get started a day in advance, you’ll be rewarded when dinner hits the table.

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This pantry glaze comes together with just a few ingredients and an irresistible sweet and savory flavor that you’ll want to partner with everything.

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The secret to saucy, crispy-skinned BBQ wings that’ll be the hit of your summer party is cooking them in the slow cooker before finishing them off on a hot grill.

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This mustard-white wine glaze is a classic that can be used with any cut of chicken. It makes for a meal that’s just as good hot off the grill as it is chilled from the fridge.

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