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Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes & BBQ Chicken Recipes

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Sweet-&-Sour Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks stay deliciously moist when grilled—even with the skin removed. Minty sweet-and-sour dipping sauce adds a refreshing twist to “ordinary” grilled chicken. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and slices of fresh pineapple.

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Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

Grilled nectarines and fresh blackberries turn into a summery salsa to top cumin-rubbed chicken and polenta in a dish that's special enough for weeknight entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a spinach salad and a crisp glass of rosé.

» Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Cook chicken tenders quickly on the grill and top with pesto made with cilantro and sesame seeds for a zesty, speedy dinner. Serve with: Quinoa and grilled asparagus.

» Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Pineapple-Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled teriyaki chicken with pineapple can be made with just a few pantry staples. Although it's delicious when made with canned pineapple, fresh pineapple and its juice can easily be used in its place. Serve with brown rice and snow peas.

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Beer-Barbecued Chicken

Here's our spin on the roast-a-chicken-on-top-of-a-can-of-beer technique that's popular with barbecue aficionados. To simplify things, we just pour a little beer inside the chicken as it cooks. The beer keeps the meat juicy and a smoky-flavored spice rub both under and over the skin gives it extra flavor. Barbecuing poultry with the skin on helps prevent the meat from drying out. To keep calories and fat in check, remove the skin before serving.

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Jacqui’s Jerk Chicken

Sweet, savory and spicy all at once, Jacqui Sinclair’s jerk marinade is absolutely addictive. Try it on pork loin, firm white fish or even goat if you can find it. The wood chips are optional if you’re grilling, but they add an authentic, subtle flavor to the chicken. Serve with a slightly sweet side dish, such as sweet potatoes or cornbread, to balance the heat.

» Jacqui’s Jerk Chicken

Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub

A quick and efficient way to cook a whole bird on the grill is to butterfly it. This method is so popular, especially in Southern California, that large chains have thrived selling chile-rubbed butterflied chicken to happy patrons. When cooking a whole chicken on the grill, try searing the chicken first over direct heat then finish cooking over indirect heat (as instructed in this recipe). That way you avoid the all too common problem when grilling—chicken burned on the outside and raw in the center. For best flavor, let the chicken marinate in the rub overnight in the refrigerator. Serve with lime wedges and fresh salsa.

» Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub


Make a healthy dinner on the grill with our grilled chicken recipes and BBQ chicken recipes.

Few things are better for dinner on a hot summer night than chicken grilled to juicy perfection. These delicious, easy recipes for grilled chicken will help you shake up your regular BBQ chicken routine with a creative barbecue sauce, an interesting spice rub and more. Try a grilled chicken breast on a Caesar salad or grilling chicken along with fresh vegetables for a light meal. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to grill chicken, these grilled chicken recipes will show you how. So get out there and fire up your grill!

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Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes & BBQ Chicken Recipes

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For a more elegant presentation, arrange the ingredients...
Grilled nectarines and fresh blackberries turn into a...
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We gave this classic Provençal dish a taste of summer by...
Balsamic vinegar, strawberries and black pepper are a...
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Cook chicken tenders quickly on the grill and top with...
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The simple, sweet orange glaze for the chicken can be...
This healthy grilled chicken recipe gets tons of flavor...
Make a perfect summer supper: grill spice-rubbed chicken...
Sweet, savory and spicy all at once, Jacqui Sinclair’s jerk...
Sweet, ripe nectarines offer a cool counterpoint to this...
The sweet and tangy lime-honey marinade is simmered on the...
Grilled teriyaki chicken with pineapple can be made with...
This bright and summery entree salad, which uses a savory...
Based on a recipe of the Shakers, a Quaker splinter group...
Chicken drumsticks stay deliciously moist when grilled—even...
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Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-...
Meaty chicken thighs are well suited to this intensely...

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