Grilled Chicken Recipes

Patrick Mooney
grilled chicken recipes

It's summer and, unless you have full central air or a personal chef, it's time to give your oven and stove a break. In fact, the best part of grilling is that most of the preparation work is non-cooking work. Since the cooking is done outside, you can walk away from the heat and, maybe, catch a cooling breeze. Once you have the grill good and hot, all you really need is some grilled chicken recipes and a cold beverage.

Get Your Marinade Working

There are specific ways to season your grilled chicken recipes. You can use a spice rub or you can cook them plain with just a touch or salt and pepper and then slather the chicken with barbeque sauce once it's done.

One of the best ways to add flavor to your chicken is to marinade them. Marinades can be done the night before, which frees up a lot of time and does not involve heating up your kitchen.

Basic Grilled Chicken Marinade

This recipe serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken cut into 4 pieces
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together in a baking dish large enough to hold the chicken pieces.
  2. Add the chicken and turn them to coat with the marinade.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Let rest in your refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally.
  5. Grill over medium heat for 8 minutes per side for breasts and 12 minutes per side for leg pieces.
  6. Serve with salsa and barbeque sauce.

Work on your Tan with a Taste of Tandoori

Okay, this isn't an actual tandoori recipe, but it's close enough in taste and you can make it on a grill.

Ingredients

  • 5 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 pounds of skinless chicken parts (legs, thighs, and breasts)

Instructions

  1. Mash the garlic with a garlic press into a large bowl.
  2. Mix everything else into the bowl.
  3. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Grill over medium heat for 8 minutes per side for breasts and 12 minutes per side for leg pieces.
  6. Be sure the chicken is 170 degrees before serving.

Grilled Chicken Recipes

Chicken is one of the most versatile meats to grill. You can make chicken satay by just roasting them whole or whipping up a mess of wings. Be sure to have plenty of cold drinks on hand as well as salads and side dishes.

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Grilled Chicken Recipes