Grilled chicken is a summer staple for so many, but it can be hard to eat the same three different variations of chicken five or six nights a week.
You probably want to continue to eat chicken, it’s high in protein, great for your heart and eyes, and is a natural metabolism booster. With that many health benefits, it’s hard to stay away since it’s delicious as well.
Here’s 10 ways to spice up your next grilled chicken night!
1. Foil Packed Grilled Chicken Wings
When has the Food Network ever disappointed with a recipe? This super simple recipe is great for tailgates and parties. If chicken wings aren’t your thing, there’s no reason you couldn’t make foil pack breasts or thighs.
2. Grilled Chicken Fajitas
This recipe uses chicken thighs and includes the peppers and onions. Chicken fajitas are great to make in bulk for BBQ’s and parties. You can even warm the fajitas up right on the grill, serve with salsa and sour cream and you’re set!
3. Tuscan Grilled Brick Chicken
Beware that this delicious looking recipe requires overnight marination! With the right preparation this could be the easiest meal to make for your family after work and school. All it requires is some spices, a whole chicken halved or butterflied, and some bricks. The bricks weigh the chicken down to ensure thorough cooking and a super juicy inside with a crisp outside.
4. Grilled Chicken Parmesean
I’d be willing to be you have most of these ingredients in your cabinets right now, oil, italian dressing, and grated parmesan cheese. Did you ever think to make chicken parmesan with grilled chicken? It’s a fantastic healthy alternative and can be prepared gluten free!
5. Grilled Mango Chicken
If you’re looking for sweet and savory, this is it. This meal requires four marinating hours so be sure to prepare them with enough time! Once marinated, they can simply be thrown on the grill. This chicken would be perfect paired with a nice dry wine, thanks to the chicken’s already sweet hint.
6. Yogurt Grilled Chicken
This chicken recipe is perfect for retaining juices and staying moist. If you’re someone who overcooks chicken, there’s some wiggle room here. Just remember, the longer you marinade the better!
7. Chipotle Chicken
Yeah, like the restaurant! Here’s a copycat recipe for that famous Chipotle chicken. It’s an opportunity to really impress your guests with a familiar taste. Find a recipe for the cilantro-lime rice and you’ll really have a home-run!
8. Grilled Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce
This recipes offers you a nice addition to your typical chicken breast, a sauce. This sauce is very simple to make with simple ingredients. This is a great option for a beginner chef looking to spice up their weeknights.
9. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
This buffalo chicken sandwich recipe even goes as far as showing you how to properly toast the bread on the grill. How delicious does a beautiful piece of buffalo chicken with homemade grilled thick bread sound? Paired with some coleslaw and pickles to offer a quick relief from the buffalo heat.
10. Grilled Chicken with Thai Peanut Sauce
A great lunchtime option, this grilled chicken pairs perfect with thai peanut sauce. Thai peanut sauce is super flavorful and isn’t as overpowering as many of the “sweet” flavors are. You can pre-make the sauce and just save it for the next time you make grilled chicken!
What are some of your favorite recipes for grilled chicken? Do you prefer a charcoal or gas grill? Let us know in the comments below!