Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes – 11 quick, easy, and simple recipes to throw on the grill this summer. These are the best of the best chicken recipes. Get tips on how to grill the perfect piece of chicken every single time! Don’t have a grill? Don’t worry – we tell you how to cook the chicken indoors!

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Summer is in full swing! It is time to put that grill to work!! Today I am sharing 11 super easy grilled chicken recipes. These are some of our all-time favorite recipes to throw on the grill all summer long.

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Tips for Grilling Chicken

Before we get to the recipes, I want to share some of my favorite tips for grilling chicken.

  • My first tip is to make sure to pound your chicken breasts to an even thickness. We place the chicken in a ziplock freezer bag and use a meat mallet to pound the chicken. This will ensure that your chicken cooks evenly. No more half cooked, half dry chicken breasts!
  • My second tip is if you are cooking your chicken on a charcoal grill is to make sure that you use a chimney charcoal starter. There is nothing worse than grilling a great meal and having it taste like lighter fluid. Skip the lighter fluid and start using a Chimney Charcoal Starter! It is super easy. All you need is the chimney starter, newspaper, charcoal, and a lighter. Stuff the newspaper in the bottom of the starter, fill with charcoal, and light. It takes 10 to 15 minutes for the charcoal to be ready for the grill.
  • All of the recipes can be used on any cut of chicken you prefer – breasts, tenderloins, thighs, or drumsticks. You can use boneless or bone-in chicken. You will need to adjust the cooking time depending on the cut you choose. Use a meat thermometer to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Can Grilled Chicken Be Pink?

NO! Unlike pork or beef, chicken cannot be pink inside. Chicken needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 165ºF. It typically takes us 12 to 15 minutes for chicken breasts to reach temperature.

How to Grill Chicken Without a Grill

I know several of you don’t have a grill. Don’t worry! You can still make all these yummy grilled chicken recipes. My go-to method to cook chicken indoors is to pan sear the chicken 3 or 4 minutes per side and then finish it off in the oven at 425ºF for 10 minutes.

Click on the photos or recipe titles below to get the recipes! Happy Grilling!

platter of chicken with teriyaki sauce, hot sauce, and honey mustard

Awesome Sauce Chicken

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The BEST Grilled Chicken

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Cajun Honey Mustard Chicken

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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

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Spicy Honey Lime Chicken

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Whiskey Pineapple Chicken

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Rosemary Ranch Grilled Chicken

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Grilled Mississippi Chicken

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Wicked Awesome Chicken

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3-Ingredient Italian BBQ Chicken

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Honey Pineapple Grilled Chicken

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  1. Thank you so much for all the delicious sounding grilled chicken recipes! I LOVE chicken and these all sound so easy. I have never marinated my chicken but I will now! Getting all those flavors into the chicken. I've pinned most of them and printed out several to make…now I know why you go by PlainChicken and your hubby is Chicken Legs…:)

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