Hear us when we say there are so many delicious ways to grill chicken. Whether it’s brined, rubbed, skewered or slathered in sauce, each variation is somehow more appealing than the last. We’ve rounded up our juiciest, most palate-pleasing grilled chicken recipes that’ll make you want to make this timeless dinner staple again and again.
Foil-Pack Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings can be tricky to make on the grill. However, by using a foil pack, you lock in all of the juiciness while keeping clean up to a minimum. Give it a try with this recipe made with a brown sugar, chili and chipotle dry rub.
Piri Piri Spatchcock Chicken
Piri piri is the bright orange hot sauce that many Canadians know from Portuguese churrasqueira barbecue restaurants. This recipe uses a homemade version of the sauce with a butterflied — or spatchcocked — whole chicken.
Tyler Florence's Grilled Chicken With Garlic-Herb Dressing and Grilled Lemon
Summer grilling is the perfect opportunity to incorporate Mediterranean flavours into your meal rotation. Tyler grills chicken, radicchio and lemon halves and then tosses them in a fragrant garlic-herb dressing.
Bobby Flay's Grilled Chicken Breasts With Spicy Peach Glaze
This sweet and spicy chicken is a great dish to serve for family backyard dinners during the warm months or to brighten up your dinner table any time of the year.
Grilled Chicken with Spelt, Pear and Watercress Salad
Jazz up your grilled chicken by pairing it with this robust salad. Sliced pear, fennel and watercress are tossed in a lemony dressing and the cooked spelt absorbs the fusion of flavours.
Argentinian Chimichurri Chicken Wings
A chimichurri made with fresh parsley, cilantro, oregano and jalapeño is the perfect sauce to accompany this paprika-marinated chicken wing recipe. Grill the wings until lightly charred and serve with the sauce on the side.
Bobby Flay's Beer Can Chicken
A barbecue classic. And this beer can chicken recipe is kicked up to the next level courtesy of the creativity of Bobby Flay. Smoky, juicy and just spicy enough to make things interesting, this time-tested recipe is a guaranteed hit.
Grilled Chicken with Peach Salad
Summer fruit isn’t just for pies. Transform farm-fresh peaches and tomatoes into a scrumptious salad that goes perfectly with yummy grilled chicken.
Creamy Lemon-Pepper Orzo with Grilled Chicken
When you want risotto, but you’re short on time, orzo will satisfy that craving. Greek yogurt and goat cheese add the signature creaminess to the dish. Top it with sliced grilled chicken, fresh lemon zest and herbs.
Healthy Grilled Chicken-and-Rice Foil Packs
Whether you’re cooking over your grill or a campfire, these rice bowls filled with chicken and black beans will be a hit. They are a healthy alternative to the barbecue classic of burgers and hot dogs — but without compromising on flavour.
Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon with Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco
Tostadas topped with barbecued cubes of chicken, grilled tomatillo, lettuce and queso fresco are a great appetizer or a main when paired with Mexican street corn or your favourite salad. And instead of frying your tostadas, char them on the grill for a crispy, smoky base.
30-Minute Grilled Chicken Thighs with Watermelon and Feta Salad
A grilled weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes may sound impossible, but this recipe cuts down on prep time by rubbing the marinade right into the chicken. Just before you put that meat on the barbecue, prepare your watermelon, feta, cucumber and olives for a salad that captures summer’s sweetest flavours.