20 Grilled Chicken Recipes for Every Occasion

Grilled Chicken Recipes

Grilling is an age-old cooking technique loved by many for enhancing the flavors of their beloved foods’ flavors—a fact that can be applied to countless ways to grill chicken dishes. There’s no denying grilled chicken’s popularity; it is often enjoyed at social gatherings or family meals, helping people satisfy cravings while they bond with others. 

Whether you’re an experienced or novice chef, this series of grilled chicken recipes consisting of marinades, rubs, and sauces promises to elevate your culinary creativity to new heights. 

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1. Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken recipe

Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken is a recipe worth trying. It is notably easy to follow and consistently delights with its pleasant, light, and zesty taste profile combined with aromatic herbs.

Why You’ll Love Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken

  • This tried-and-true recipe consistently delights with its pleasant and light flavor profile created by the zesty tang of lemon mixed with aromatic herbs.

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts – 4 pieces, skinless and boneless
  • 2 lemons for some juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme, chopped
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  1. Mix together lemon juice, zest, olive oil, minced garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Marinate your choice of chicken pieces for at least thirty minutes.
  3. Allow the chicken breasts to marinate in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Grill each side on medium-high heat (around 6/7 minutes) until they reach an internal temperature of around 165°F.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Each serving contains approximately 180 calories, 32g of protein, and 5g of fat.

Tips

  • Add more squeezed lemon juice upon serving for extra tanginess.

2. BBQ Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

BBQ Grilled Chicken recipe

Nothing beats the smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors of our BBQ Grilled Chicken at any summertime gathering or backyard barbecue event. Our recipe guarantees sumptuous, mouth-watering grilled chicken that will leave everyone wanting more!

Why You’ll Love BBQ Grilled Chicken

  • Grill enthusiasts will simply love the smoky sweet flavors infused into their barbecued chicken pieces! All thanks to our exceptional homemade barbecue sauce made using simple ingredients such as olive oil, honey, and Worcestershire sauce among others.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 4 bone-in chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup of barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the barbecue sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, honey, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. Once the chicken has fully soaked in the marinade, throw these tasty bites onto a carefully preheated grill.
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes, brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Each serving contains approximately 320 calories, 21g of protein, and 18g of fat.

Tips

  • Barbecue­ enthusiasts may consider brushing extra sauce­ on their chicken during the final minute­s of grilling to achieve a dele­ctable caramelized glaze­.

3. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken recipe

Say goodbye to boring meals with our teriyaki grilled chicken. It will sure to give you an immersive taste experience! Using premium ingredients such as soy sauce soaked in sake mixed with honey alongside minced garlic-infused tiger milk guarantees you’ll enjoy bursts of deliciousness at every bite!

Why You’ll Love Teriyaki Grilled Chicken

You can never go wrong by spicing things up with a bit of freshly ground ginger. Throw in some salt and pepper to the mix, and it will work up the magic to give it perfect balance. Your tastebud will thank you for letting it experience these flavors combine into one tantalizing marinade.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the soy sauce, sake, tiger milk, honey, freshly ground ginger, fine vegetable extract, salt, black pepper, and minced garlic into a mixing bowl. 
  2. To get the best out of the marinade be sure to marinate thoroughly coated chickens in shallow bowls at least thirty minutes!
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and drain excess marinade.
  5. Grill them on preheated racks until light brown perfection for approximately six minutes per side or till reaching internal temperatures of 165°F!
  6. Don’t forget resting periods before adding sesame seeds and chopped green onions for extra fragrance!
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Containing around two hundred thirty calories and twenty six grams of protein our teriyaki grilled chicken will satisfy your hunger while indulging your taste buds in a tantalizing culinary journey!

Tips

  • Why not complete this incredibly delicious meal by including roasted vegetables or rice? 
  • Thickening the remaining marinade by simmering over a medium heat will provide an ideal finishing touch characterized by a sweet glaze over juicy tender meat!

4. Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe

Look no further for a mouthwatering grilled chicken recipe that perfectly harmonizes sweet, salty, and savory flavor elements than our Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken.

Why You’ll Love Garlic Parmesan Grilled Chicken

  • Discover an exquisite reinvention of beloved Japanese dishes with this culinary creation. By blending the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic the flavors you’d chance upon are intricate and flavorful – an experience you won’t want to miss!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley (optional).

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the soy sauce, sake tiger milk, honey and minced garlic in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. Allow the chicken breasts to marinate in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Grill each side on medium-high heat (around 6-7 minutes) until they reach an internal temperature of around 165°F.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • This meal contains approximately 165 calories per serving along with about 31 grams of protein and 3.6 grams fat.

Tips

  • Before adding the marinade to the chicken, set aside a small amount and use it as a glaze on the grill to bring out the flavor.

5. Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken recipe

For grilled chicken fans who love a sweet and sour taste combination. We’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken is easy to prepare in just half an hour—perfect if you’re short on time but still want to enjoy something flavorful.

Why You’ll Love Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

  • Our honey mustard glaze adds an irresistible flavor kick to your grilled chicken: The sweetness from honey perfectly balances out the tangy flavor of mustard creating an unbeatable combination that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the honey, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Optional: Garnish with fresh parsley for added freshness.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Each serving contains roughly 260 calories along with about 28g protein and 9g fat.

Tips

  • Try basting the chicken with any leftover marinade while grilling—it’ll give it even more flavor! 
  • For a complete meal experience serve this grilled honey mustard chicken with some roasted potatoes and a fresh green salad on the side!

6. Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken recipe

Are you craving something deliciously spicy? You won’t want to miss out on our Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken!

Why You’ll Love Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken

  • Made with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce that give it its smoky heat flavor profile. The combination of flavors is tantalizingly complex yet easy enough for any home cook to make.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 paprika teaspoon
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Start by combining the minced chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.

Nutrition

  • For those keeping track of nutritional values – each serving packs roughly around 220 calories, 26 grams of protein and 11 grams fat.

Tips

  • If you want an extra firey kick – amp up your marinade by adding more chipotle peppers or adobo sauce.

7. Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken recipe

Satisfy your palate with the exquisite flavors of the Mediterranean courtesy of our flavorful Mediterranean Grilled Chicken. The enticing combination of herbs, lemon and olive oil will offer an indulgent experience for your taste buds. Guaranteed to please.

Why You’ll Love Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

  • Treat yourself to an unforgettable gustatory adventure with this fantastic feast influenced by the Mediterranean culture. Discover authentic flavors that highlight the essence of its cuisine in every bite imaginable. Olive oil, herbs, and lemon are masterfully combined to deliver a delectable texture that’s truly one of a kind.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks, bone-in and skin-on
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme dried
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary dried
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional lemon wedges for serving
  • Garnish with fresh parsley (optional).

Instructions

  1. Start by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Garnish with lemon wedges and sprinkle fresh parsley on top if desired.

Nutrition

  • Each portion contains around 330 calories in addition to a noteworthy quantity of both protein (22 grams) and fat (26 grams).

Tips

  • Adding even more delectable flavor to your dish. Why not accompany the Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with a cool tzatziki sauce or a traditional Greek salad?

8. Grilled Pineapple Ginger Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Grilled Pineapple Ginger Chicken

As you tend to the grill and witness its warmth intensify, it can create a peaceful atmosphere. Nevertheless, if you are like me, at times, you get the desire to impart an exotic touch to your dinner. Enter Pineapple Ginger Grilled Chicken! This unique offering blends the succulent flavor of pineapple with a nuanced hint of ginger for an unparalleled entrée that evokes pure enjoyment.

Why You’ll Love Pineapple Ginger Grilled Chicken

  • Indulging in this indelible Pineapple Ginger Grilled Chicken is bound to leave your taste buds invigorated! The dynamic blend of flavors produces an intricate harmony between a warm and sweet profile, enough to make you forget about the origin of the protein – chicken.

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: sliced green onions

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, grated ginger, lime juice, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. To give the dish an even more authentic touch, serve with sliced green onion as a garnish.

Nutrition

  • Each serving has approximately 220 calories, 30 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fat.

Tips

  • Elevate your grilling game by basting your chicken with extra marinade in the last few minutes for an indulgent, sweet caramelization. Your taste buds are bound to thank you for this sensational flavor combination.

9. Grilled Cajun Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Grilled Cajun Chicken recipe

Experience the bold flavors of real Creole cuisine in every bite of this Grilled Cajun Chicken at your next backyard get-together. With inspiration from Louisiana with love, this delightful dish brings together tangy spices like paprika, cayenne pepper and garlic powder together with sweet chunks of fresh pineapple for a remarkable dining experience sure to impress family and friends alike. Give yourself an unforgettable grill-out moment by putting this dish on the menu today!

Why You’ll Love Cajun Grilled Chicken

  • Elevate your grilled chicken dish to new heights with this magnificent blend of tastes that imparts a hint of the tropics while packing in vibrant heat. 
  • What’s more. This recipe incorporates an intricate medley of flavors that tantalizes the palate and evokes surprise with each bite taken.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, grated ginger, lime juice, vegetable oil, Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. To give the dish an added color and freshness, add chopped parsley for garnish and serve.

Nutrition

  • Each serving has about 220 calories, 30 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fat.

Tips

  • Transform an ordinary meal into something truly unforgettable by incorporating these vibrant flavors! For an extra pop of flavor and texture to elevate grilled chicken to new heights try brushing on more marinade right at end of cooking process! Adjust levels on seasonings based upon personal taste so each bite is perfectly balanced especially when making flavorful dishes like irresistible Cajun-style delights! 
  • Bring classic southern traditions alive through new innovative twists such as pairing juicy grilled Cajun chicken and charbroiled veggies together with classic favorites such as creamy coleslaw and buttery cornbread.

10. Thai Peanut Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Thai Peanut Grilled Chicken recipe

The Thai Peanut Grilled Chicken dish showcases a unique and delightful combination of Thai spices and peanut sauce creaminess, thus creating an unforgettable fusion cuisine experience.

Why You’ll Love Thai Peanut Grilled Chicken

  • Delight your senses with the harmonious merger between rich peanut butter. Robust Thai seasonings, and a subtle kick of spice that culminates into a savoury delight. Embark on a culinary journey encompassing diverse textures and flavors harmoniously blended within just one serving!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (optional for more heat)
  • Optional garnish: chopped peanuts
  • Optional garnish: fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, ginger, minced garlic, and sriracha sauce in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Sprinkle chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro over the finished dish for a delicious and fresh finish.

Nutrition

  • A serving of this Thai Peanut Grilled Chicken provides you with about 250 calories, 32 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fat.

Tips

  • Brighten up your meal with a refreshing and tangy kick by simply squeezing some extra lime juice on top.

11. Greek Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Greek Grilled Chicken recipe

If you’ve never been to Greece, no problem! Your tastebuds will beat you to it with our highly satisfying Greek Grilled Chicken. That blend of tangy lemon, pungent garlic and aromatic oregano will make you feel like you are in Santorini, because this marinade is sure to capture that sensational essence of the Mediterranean.

Why You’ll Love Greek Grilled Chicken

  • Transform your kitchen into a haven of enticing fragrances with this Mediterranean themed meal. Revel in the delightful explosion of flavors that it has to offer including herbs, garlic and lemon.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks, bone-in and skin-on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme dried
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary dried
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional lemon wedges for serving
  • Garnish with fresh oregano (optional).

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. To give the dish an even more authentic touch, add fresh oregano for garnish and serve with lemon wedges

Nutrition

  • Savor the taste and nutrition that come with each portion of Greek Grilled Chicken that serves up as much as 22gms protein, along with a total calorie count of about 330 and a healthy dose – approximately26gms -of essential dietary fats.

Tips

  • Complete your taste experience by serving this dish with a side of tangy Greek salad and creamy tzatziki sauce.

12. Mango Lime Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Mango Lime Grilled Chicken recipe

Looking for a delicious taste of the tropics? Look no further than Mango Lime Grilled Chicken! This recipe perfectly blends the bright and juicy flavors of fresh mango with the zesty zing of lime. Creating an explosion of taste sensations that you won’t soon forget. Sweet and sour accents dance across your tongue leaving your mouth watering for more.

Why You’ll Love Mango Lime Grilled Chicken

  • Tempt your taste buds with this delectable recipe that caters to all your desires. It blends together the sumptuous sweetness of ripe mangoes zesty tartness of lime and a whiff of piquant jalapeño for an enjoyable burst of excitement. Its remarkable appeal lies in its intricate and diversified blends that guarantee an exceptional gastronomic journey.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 peeled and chopped ripe mango
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey 1 tsp minced jalapeno (optional for heat)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. I puree my chopped mangoes in a blender or food processor for a smooth consistency and finish.
  2. Put the mango puree, lime juice, olive oil, honey, jalapeño, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  4. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  5. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  6. If desired, garnish with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition

  • A single serving contains notable quantities – around 230 calories – alongside sizeable doses (approximately equivalent to roughly one ounce or two tablespoons’ worth) of protein and only a modest amount – approximately seven grams- of fat.

Tips

  • For those looking to amplify the flavors of their grilled chicken, try brushing on some more lime juice right before presenting it for an extra burst of zesty goodness.

13. Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken recipe

Ready to take your grilled chicken game up a notch? Try adding a balsamic glaze to your recipe! This delightful combination of sweet and tangy flavors is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Don’t settle for boring old grilled chicken – elevate it with this delicious sauce.

Why You’ll Love Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken

  • A single bite into this enticingly succulent chicken smothered with an exceptional balsamic sauce will introduce your palate to unparalleled richness. The natural sweetness obtained from the caramelization process is transformed into distinctively rich layers that deliver extraordinary complexity to this remarkable dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks, bone-in and skin-on
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. If desired, garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition

  • The nutritional intake in each serving comprises approximately 340 calories, accompanied by roughly 16-22g worth of body-building protein content and approximately 25g of heart-healthy fats.

Tips

  • To bring out an enriched balsamic taste. Carefully reduce the marinade over low heat in a saucepan till you get a thicker texture. With this perfect consistency attained, elevate your chicken dish by generously brushing it with this deliciously flavorful sauce.

14. Rosemary Dijon Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Rosemary Dijon Grilled Chicken recipe

Immerse yourself in a culinary delight by savoring the irresistible fusion of rosemary and mustard featured in our flavorful Rosemary Dijon Grilled Chicken dish.

Why You’ll Love Rosemary Dijon Grilled Chicken

  • Don’t let a lack of time compromise flavor – try out this tantalizing dish tonight! Get lost in its unique blend of herbs and aromatic spices whilst enjoying an easy prep time of just 35 minutes. Ideal when life throws us fast-paced weeknights yet we don’t want to lose out on quality meals.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks, bone-in and skin-on
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs (optional).

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the Dijon mustard, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs before serving, if desired.

Nutrition

  • Each serving of this irresistible Rosemary Dijon Grilled Chicken contains 320 calories, 23 grams of protein, and 23 grams of fat.

Tips

  • Elevate the overall taste experience of your cooked chicken with a generous sprinkling of freshly chopped rosemary. This additional ingredient will deliver an extra burst of rosemary flavor, which can be both satisfying and satisfyingly subtle as it combines beautifully with the savoury mainstay. Breathe in the aroma relish each bite and let its subtle complexity delight you.

15. Orange Sesame Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Orange Sesame Grilled Chicken recipe

This remarkable culinary creation amplifies the rich citrus tones in oranges with fragrant notes of nutty sesame, making it an unforgettable dining experience filled with incredible flavors that are fresh yet familiar. Enjoy every moment as the mouthwatering combination comes alive; why not try this kaleidoscopic blend of orange and sesame today?

Why You’ll Love Orange Sesame Grilled Chicken

  • Allow yourself to be transported to a realm of pure bliss with this delectable blend of flavors. The juicy sweetness of oranges pleasantly highlights the rich nuttiness of toasted sesame yielding a harmonious and unforgettable culinary adventure.

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • A quarter of a cup of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: sliced green onions

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least165°F.
  5. Chop some green onions as a garnish if desired.

Nutrition

  • Each serving contains about 220 calories, 30 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fat. 

Tips

  • For an added surge of delightful sesame goodness, consider generously topping your grilled chicken with freshly toasted sesame seeds.

16. Maple Bourbon Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Maple Bourbon Grilled Chicken recipe

Get ready for a fabulous culinary experience that will leave you wanting more! Our finger licking good dish showcases the delightful fusion of sweetened maple syrup and smoky bourbon producing an alluring flavor combination that will certainly make an impression.

Why You’ll Love Maple Bourbon Grilled Chicken

  • For discerning palates seeking flavor beyond compare look no further than this exceptional pairing of fine bourbon and heavenly maple syrup. Combined these ingredients create an exquisitely gooey coating around toothsome chicken while grilling it to perfection. The smell wafting from the grill is enough to make mouths everywhere water! With its addictive contrasting sweetness and smokiness. This recipe is an absolute must try!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, and skin-on
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 14 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, maple syrup, bourbon, and Dijon mustard in a mixing bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Optional: add some fresh thyme as a garnish. 

Nutrition

  • Each serving contains approximately 340 calories, 22g of protein, and 25g of fat.

Tips

  • Really get that bourbon essence by dousing the chicken with rest of the marinade near the end of grilling!

17. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Chicken recipe

This Jamaican Jerk Grilled chicken with kick you in the shins with its sensation bouquet of flavors! You simply can’t go wrong with this aromatic blend of herbs and spices. That heavenly sweet, and spicy scent will unmissably waft through your kitchen!

Why You’ll Love Jamaican Jerk Grilled Chicken

  • Delight in an explosion of flavors that’ll have you dreaming about this dish long after its gone. This recipe boasts fiery scotch bonnet chilles, paired perfectly alongside robust seasonings to create an unforgettable jerk marinade. Allow yourself to be whisked away on a sensory journey as you savor every bite filled with tantalizing herbs and spices. Inspired by traditional Caribbean cuisine.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks, bone-in, and skin-on
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, and skin-on
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon thyme dried
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional garnish: fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, ground allspice, dried thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. Preheat your grill before throwing on the chicken!
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least165°F.
  5. To add another dimension to the dish, garnish with freshly chopped cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition

  • Each serving contains approximately 330 calories, 22g of protein, and 25g of fat.

Tips

  • To intensify the pungency factor, for those who prefer it, adding extra cayenne pepper or minced scotch bonnet peppers into your dish’s marinade would be suggested. The augmented level of zest and liveliness will certainly tantalize and excite your taste buds further.

18. Honey Lime Sriracha Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Honey Lime Sriracha Grilled Chicken recipe

Treat your taste buds to an exquisite blend of flavors with this enticing recipe! Revel in the tempting union of fiery Sriracha with the delightfully sweet, sour, and tangy notes of lime and honey.

Why You’ll Love Honey Lime Sriracha Grilled Chicken

  • Savor the delectable combination of honey infused with zesty lime and fiery Sriracha sauce that will transform your grilled chicken into a heavenly dish. Prepare yourself for the indulgent blend of sweet and tangy flavors melded perfectly with just the right amount of heat to excite every taste bud.

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: sliced green onions

Instructions

  1. Start by whisking together the honey, lime juice, soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Top off your delicacy with fresh green onions as a garnish, if desired.

Nutrition

  • Each serving has about 320 calories, 28 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fat.

Tips

  • For those who appreciate a bit of tangy flavor in their meals. Consider squeezing some lime juice over your grilled chicken before serving. The citrus gives you that extra zing to tantalize your taste buds!

19. Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken recipe

Love chipotle peppers and zesty lime? Indulge in Mexican goodness and experience a sensational dish like no other with this delicious fusion!

Why You’ll Love Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken

  • Experience a burst of flavors like never before with this magnificent recipe that will enthrall your senses with the fiery spice of chipotle chilies and a refreshing dash of lime.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks, bone-in, and skin-on
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, and skin-on
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 paprika teaspoon
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional garnish: fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Throw olive oil, lime juice, minced chipotle peppers, minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition

  • Each serving contains an estimated 340 calories, 22g of protein, and 25g of fat.

Tips

  • Those who desire an extra kick of heat in their marinade may wish to supplement it with more chipotle peppers or adobo sauce.

20. Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken

🕒 Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken recipe

Treat your taste buds to a tantalizing journey through Morocco with our flavorful recipe for Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken. Featuring a harmonious medley of warm spices and delicate hints of citrus this dish captures the essence of North African cuisine in every bite.

Why You’ll Love Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken

  • This grilled chicken entree offers an unforgettable culinary experience with its unique fusion of cumin, coriander, and cinnamon. Tasting these exotic spices will transport you to Morocco as their bold flavor profile permeates throughout your kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks, bone-in, and skin-on
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley (optional).

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the lemon juice, salt, pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground paprika, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground turmeric, and olive oil to create a rich marinade.
  2. To marinate the­ chicken, grab a sealable bag and place­ the pieces inside­. Next, pour the marinade ove­r them before se­aling the bag tightly. For optimal flavor infusion, refrigerate­ anywhere betwe­en two hours to overnight before­ cooking.
  3. When ready to start cooking preheat your grill carefully before placing these well-marinated tasty bites onto it. 
  4. As you grill each part for about 15 to 20 minutes brush them generously all over with leftover marinade until they reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  5. For extra flavor, garnish the grilled chicken with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Nutrition

  • Each Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken serving has about 330 calories, 22 grams of protein, and 25 grams of fat.

Tips

  • Elevate the flavor profile of your grilled chicken with a touch of tangy citrus by squeezing some fresh lemon juice over it before serving.

Conclusion

Craving something deliciously savory and perfectly grilled? Our collection of twenty unique grilled chicken recipes has got you covered! Whether you prefer zesty citrus flavors or crave spicy heat there is something in this collection for everyone. Elevate your grilling game by testing out different marinades and seasoning blends – each recipe offering a new culinary adventure for you and your loved ones to share together. As you savor each mouth-watering bite enjoy moments that will be cherished forever.

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