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! #chicken #grilled #grill #bbq

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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.

Pounding chicken breasts in a ziplock bag

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.

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!

grilled chicken on cutting board

Awesome Sauce Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Italian BBQ Grilled Chicken - only 4 ingredients in the marinade! BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Sweet and spicy! SO delicious! We make this once a week. Everyone cleans their plate. The chicken is so juicy and has TONS of flavor! We never have any leftovers.

Sweet & Spicy Italian BBQ Chicken

grilled chicken on a plate

Cajun Honey Mustard Chicken

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken - DANGEROUSLY good!!! Chicken thighs marinated in brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, sherry, ginger, and garlic. Let the chicken marinate all day and grill. We ate this twice in one week. It was seriously delicious!! Can use chicken breasts or tenders instead of thighs.

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

grilled chicken on a plate

Spicy Honey Lime Chicken

Whiskey Pineapple Chicken - delicious!!! Chicken marinated in whiskey, pineapple juice, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire, garlic and pepper. Let the chicken marinate at least 24 hours for the best flavor. Can marinate for 2 days if you have the time! Brush cooked chicken with a little extra BBQ sauce. Everyone LOVED this grilled chicken!!! #grill #chicken #grilledchicken #grilling

Whiskey Pineapple Chicken

grilled chicken on a plate

Rosemary Ranch Grilled Chicken

Sweet and Smoky Grilled Taco Chicken - only 3 ingredients including the chicken. Ready to throw on the grill in minutes. Can marinate chicken in seasoning overnight for maximum flavor. Try the leftovers in a wrap or on top of a salad. Chicken, brown sugar, taco seasoning. We made this TWICE in one week - SO delicious! #grilling #chicken #grilledchicken #mexicanrecipe #easygrilledchicken

Sweet & Smoky Taco Chicken

wicked awesome chicken

Wicked Awesome Chicken

3-Ingredient Italian BBQ Chicken - THE BEST chicken marinade! We eat this at least once a week. SO delicious and SUPER easy!! You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now. Make it tonight!!

3-Ingredient Italian BBQ Chicken

Lemon Garlic Marinade - our favorite! SO simple and SOOO delicious! Chicken marinated in olive oil, dijon mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and lemons. Everyone raves about this chicken!! TONS of flavor!

Lemon Garlic Marinade


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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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