Healthy BBQ & Grilled Chicken Recipes

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

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Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 34
This chipotle-flavored burrito bowl comes together almost as quickly as at the restaurant, plus, you don't have to wait in line. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthier dinner.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
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

Chicken Kebabs with Warm Cabbage-Apple Slaw & Potatoes

Serve these easy grilled chicken kebabs with apple and cabbage slaw and packet-grilled potatoes for a healthy dinner that's great for summer cookouts. Leave yourself enough time to marinate the chicken for up to three hours in the simple orange-ginger marinade before threading it onto skewers and putting them on the grill.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Chicken Club Wraps

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Whole-wheat tortillas provide a tasty twist in this quick grilled chicken breast recipe that combines all the elements of a classic club sandwich into a wrap. Serve with extra napkins.
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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

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Rating: 5 stars 6
Peppery arugula, grilled corn and a tangy lime vinaigrette give this healthy taco salad recipe a serious upgrade. This recipe is the perfect vehicle for using the crushed-up tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.
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Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs with Mediterranean-Inspired Couscous

Rating: 5 stars 3
Fennel adds a nice flavoring to the marinade in this Mediterranean-inspired chicken souvlaki dish. The kabobs are perfectly paired with a veggie-packed, yogurt-dressed Israeli couscous.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Balsamic-Dijon Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 4
Experiment with various flavored mustards to add a different spin to this simple marinade recipe. It's low in fat and carbs because it's oil- and sugar-free.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Buttermilk-Brined Chicken

This healthy buttermilk chicken recipe has all the flavor of buttermilk fried chicken without the frying. Using salt in the brine to draw moisture into the chicken, buttermilk to tenderize and a heap of herbs for fresh flavor, this easy chicken marinade creates unbelievably delicious fried chicken.
By David Bonom

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 3
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 Chicken with Red Pepper-Pecan Romesco Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 4
Many variations of the Catalonian roasted tomato sauce, romesco sauce, add roasted red peppers for a little sweetness. Here, we scorch the peppers and tomato on the grill alongside the chicken to keep things simple.
By Adam Dolge

Chicken & Cucumber Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt Sauce

Cucumbers do double duty in this healthy Greek-inspired chicken pita recipe—they're grated to lend a refreshing flavor to the quick cucumber-yogurt sauce and sliced to provide cool crunch tucked into the pita. Serve these sandwiches for a healthy dinner or light lunch.
By Lauren Grant
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Inspiration and Ideas

22 Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes
These grilled chicken recipes highlight the protein's versatility. From chicken thighs to the whole bird, these recipes feature tasty brines, rubs, marinades and sauces for everyone's favorite poultry. Recipes like Grilled Chicken Taco Salad and Spicy Tamarind Chicken are healthy, flavorful and a delicious way to eat chicken.
22 Grilled Chicken Salads That Are Perfect For Summer
Make a hearty salad by adding grilled chicken to the mix. These salad recipes are full of fresh vegetables and grains, which pair well with grilled chicken. The sear from the grill imparts a smokiness and depth of flavor to these salads. Recipes like Grilled Chicken Taco Salad and Chipotle Chicken, Halloumi & Grilled Romaine Salad are nutritious, tasty and celebrate grilling season.
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.