Low-Carb BBQ & Grilling Recipes

Find healthy, delicious grilled low-carb BBQ recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Grilled Red Snapper

Rating: 5 stars 1
This simple grilled snapper has clean flavors and a nice char flavor from the grill. It's well seasoned but not overly spicy. Serve along with grilled veggies or a fresh green salad to make it a meal.
By Adam Hickman

Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 3
These healthy Greek-inspired cauliflower rice bowls topped with feta, olives, veggies and grilled chicken are impressive yet take just 30 minutes to make.
By Carolyn Casner

Grilled Peach & Brie Smothered Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This super-fast and healthy smothered chicken tastes best on the deck with a chilled glass of gewürztraminer. The fruity white pairs nicely with the peaches here.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Chicken Satay Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Chicken satay moves from classic Thai restaurant appetizer to delicious homemade dinner with this easy meal-prep recipe. A crunchy Asian-inspired slaw serves as the satisfying low-carb base, and the bold, creamy peanut sauce brings a hint of heat to every bite.

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 2
Try this satisfying salad recipe for an updated version of the classic Cobb. Kale, feta and strawberries give this chicken salad a colorful upgrade.
By Gaby Dalkin

Grilled Flank Steak with Tomato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Cutting the steak immediately after cooking breaks all the rules on meat cookery, but in this recipe we do it intentionally in order to capture the juices and incorporate them into the dressing. Serve this grilled flank steak recipe with crusty bread to soak up the deliciousness.
By Adam Hickman

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

Rating: 5 stars 1
This street corn dish, known as esquites, is served in cups instead of on the cob for all the flavor of elote without the mess.
By Breana Killeen

Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cauliflower "Rice" Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Chicken breasts on the grill have a smoky flavor that's enhanced with an easy spice rub. We chose flat-leaf parsley in this salad because it has a stronger herbal taste than its sometimes-bitter curly counterpart.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Simple Grilled Salmon & Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars 1
Grilled salmon and veggies make for a colorful and balanced seafood dinner that's ready in just minutes. The grill turns the salmon flaky and moist while tenderizing the crispy pepper and onion pieces. Round out the meal with brown rice or quinoa.
By Hilary Meyer

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Kebabs

Tender vegetables soak up this tangy marinade and turn delicately smoky and tender on a hot grill. These kebabs make a wonderful side dish with grilled meats or fish.
By Carolyn Casner

Grilled Caprese Chicken

The topping of this caprese-like chicken gets nice and melty on the grill. While you're there, crisp up some crusty bread to serve alongside. It's great for soaking up all the flavorful juices left on your plate.
By Devon O'Brien

Grill-Smoked Barbecue Brisket

Without a smoker, you can use wood chips and your grill to infuse a brisket with loads of flavor.
By Hannah Selinger
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Inspiration and Ideas

22 Low-Carb Grilling Recipes Ready in 25 Minutes or Less
These low-carb grilling recipes are the perfect excuse to break out your grill this weekend. Whether it's a vegetable side dish or a main protein like steak, salmon or chicken, these recipes take just 25 minutes or less. You can easily make a delicious meal with very little clean up. Recipes like Grilled Salmon with Cilantro-Ginger Sauce and Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges are healthy, filling and contain no more than 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
Blackened Chicken with Chopped Salad
In this spin, we coat this blackened chicken with spices common to Cajun cooking, like dried thyme and cayenne pepper. Then, instead of using the traditional method of searing in a cast-iron pan, we take advantage of the warmer weather by grilling outside.
Spatchcocked Chicken with Sweet & Spicy BBQ Rub
Rating: 5 stars 1

In this whole grilled chicken recipe, the backbone is removed and the chicken is flattened then grilled under the weight of 2 bricks--which enables it to cook quickly and evenly. The homemade rub recipe makes enough to prepare 2 pounds of boneless chicken or 4 pounds of bone-in chicken, but you can easily double or triple the recipe and store the extra in an airtight container for up to 3 months so you can have it on hand throughout the grilling season.