Healthy BBQ & Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Grilled Chicken Ratatouille

Rating: 4.85 stars
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We gave this classic Provençal dish a taste of summer by grilling the vegetables traditionally used in ratatouille (bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, tomato). Topped with grilled chicken, it makes an easy main course for summer entertaining. We like fresh marjoram and basil to complement the flavors, but any fresh herb will work. Serve with polenta and a glass of Pinot Noir.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

Rating: 5 stars
4
This chicken Caesar salad wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavor of grilled chicken and grilled romaine. Whisk together this easy Caesar salad dressing, toss with the grilled chicken and romaine and wrap it all together for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Indian-Spiced Grilled Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
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This tangy marinade, spiked with the Indian spice blend garam masala, is a terrific way to enliven grilled chicken. Try it on tofu or pork chops.

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

Greek Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4 stars
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These healthy Mediterranean cauliflower rice bowls topped with feta, olives, veggies and grilled chicken are impressive yet take just 30 minutes to make.

Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cauliflower "Rice" Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.33 stars
2
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.

Grilled Peach & Brie Smothered Chicken

Rating: 4.8 stars
5
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.

Grilled Chicken with Red Pepper-Pecan Romesco Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
3
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.

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
1
Try this satisfying salad recipe for an updated version of the classic Cobb. Kale, feta and strawberries give this chicken salad a colorful upgrade.

Chicken & Sweet Potato Grill Packets with Peppers & Onions

Rating: 5 stars
4
Cook your whole meal in a packet on the grill with this easy veggie-loaded recipe. The Mexican-inspired seasoning makes the chicken and veggies taste great served with warm tortillas and your favorite taco toppings for a healthy dinner.

Balsamic-Dijon Chicken

Rating: 4.75 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.

Grilled Chicken with Citrus-BBQ Glaze

This healthy barbecue chicken recipe is easy to make and is packed with so much flavor, thanks to the sweetness from orange zest and juice. You can make this recipe with whole chicken legs or all drumsticks or thighs. This recipe is part of our Juneteenth Family Cookout Menu.
By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Take traditional taco salad to the next level with this healthy version full of grilled chicken, summer veggies, creamy avocado and a tangy lime vinaigrette for an easy dinner.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

Toss with an easy Caesar salad dressing and wrap it all up for a delicious lunch or easy dinner.

Limey Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

You'll love these soft chicken tacos. The chicken is marinated in a lime-cumin mixture, grilled and then served with a refreshing mango salsa and thick grilled onion slices.