BBQ & Grilled Chicken Recipes

Best grilled and BBQ chicken recipes. See top marinades for moist meat and big flavor.

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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 3057
Chicken kabobs are an easy and fun alternative to usual barbecue fare.
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How to Grill Chicken

Whether you're grilling chicken breasts, thighs, or wings, we'll walk you step-by-step through grilling chicken like a pro. 
By Melanie Fincher

Shoyu Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 1153
Shoyu Chicken is a popular Hawaiian dish. It is often served with rice. The word shoyu is Japanese for soy sauce. Let the chicken soak in the marinade for at least an hour, the longer the better.

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 482
Tender and delicious Greek chicken kabobs with homemade tzatziki sauce.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Rating: 4.5 stars 2988
This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala--chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce. Serve with rice or warm pita bread.
By Yakuta

Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 216
There is something special about what yogurt does to chicken in its smoky, sizzling time over charcoal. It imparts a tangy flavor that lifts all the other flavorings. It tenderizes slightly, without turning the meat into mush. It grills to a caramelized dark brown without tasting burnt.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach and Cherry Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 3
Toss together a lively peach and cherry salsa, and serve on top of grilled chicken thighs. We wait all year for fresh stone fruit, so take advantage of the abundance and dish up a slightly different take on salsa. Grilling chicken thighs seems to be a bit more forgiving than white meat. The marinade for the chicken is tasty, too!

Italian Chicken Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 276
This is a simple but delicious way of marinating your chicken.

Copycat Chipotle® Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 70
Just a small amount of effort for this delicious and healthy meal. You can use this chicken for tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, or fajitas. Just add your favorite toppings such as lettuce, salsa, rice, beans, cheese, or sour cream. Enjoy!

Simple Grilled Hot Wings

Rating: 5 stars 2
Very simple hot, hot wings for grilling. Marinate your chicken in a simple hot sauce and grill up while basting those spicy wings with more of that sauce so that none goes to waste!

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
The perfect marriage of smoky and sweet flavors is what you'll get when you use the outdoor grill to cook up these chicken tenders! I like to use center-cut bacon since it is leaner and less likely to cause flare-ups. I find cutting the bacon lengthwise, and then using the thin strips to wrap the bacon, is much easier than trying to wrap using a wide strip. Use your favorite BBQ rub on the chicken!

Rotisserie Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 301
Crispy, juicy rotisserie chicken cooked on a gas grill that's easy to make.

Inspiration and Ideas

Favorite 5-Star Grilled Chicken Recipes
We love chicken on the grill. It's easy to cook, endlessly versatile, and a real family-pleaser. There's enough variety here to keep you thrilled about grilled chicken all season long.
Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs
Rating: Unrated 72
"Super delicious! I've tried many other marinades and this is the best!" – annisa_j
Best Chicken Marinade
Rating: 4.5 stars 917

This easy recipe for tender and juicy soy-marinated chicken is a must-try!