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12 Amazing Ways to Grill Chicken this Summer

12 Amazing Ways to Grill Chicken this Summer

Summers are a bit chaotic with my kids being home all day AND when it’s scorching outside, it’s hard to find the motivation to cook anything. Thankfully, I have a trusty grill that has saved my sanity more times than I can count, especially since I cook for eight people every night.

Cooking for so many people definitely comes with some challenges, and when planning my menu, I need meals that are fast and healthy, and I definitely need them to stay within a reasonable budge.

Enter: CHICKEN! It’s my go-to meat of choice because it can be grilled and served in a variety of ways (think kabobs, drumsticks, on top of salads!) and it’s a healthy protein that doesn’t break the bank.

It’s no wonder why chicken + grilling is my formula to success to getting dinner on the table during these summer months!

Simplicity at its finest! Brining the chicken for a quick thirty minutes is the key because it allows the chicken breasts to absorb enough moisture so they don’t dry out when grilling!

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These do take some time to marinate, but they only need about 8 minutes of grilling time, which is perfect for the scorching summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven and you also don’t want to spend a ton of time in front of the grill!

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Q: Why spatchcock a chicken, especially when grilling? A: Your chicken will grill more evenly (win), it cooks a little faster (another win), and it makes it easier to cut into serving pieces (triple win!).

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I’ve made these time and time again, and they just make me swoon every time. I love them because they’re fresh, healthy, and easy to make and my kids love the fact that the chicken is on skewers, which makes this a dish the whole family loves!

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This salad is ready in under a half an hour! Grill the chicken AND the bread for the ultimate smoky experience. Want to make this a gluten-free dish? Use gluten-free bread for the croutons!

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Prep time is extremely minimal with this dish and grilling the chicken helps keep the mess outside. Serve alongside a simple corn salad, on warmed corn tortillas, or over rice! The choice is yours!

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Get ready to chow down with fresh Mediterranean flavors! Tangy yogurt, fresh veggies, and warm flatbread will be your newest summer obsession!

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All you need to do is set this chicken on top of a bowl of rice, and dinner is served! The honey in the marinade balances out the heat from the chili garlic sauce, so don’t skip it!

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Tarragon really is the star of the show in this dish, but if you don’t like it or don’t have any on hand, basil is a perfectly acceptable substitute! The sauce cooks up while the chicken is being grilled, so this is ready in no time.

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Food on a stick is always a hit! Add in the fact that juicy pineapple, crisp peppers, and tangy yogurt sauce are a powerful trio, and you’ve got a dinner that even the pickiest of eaters will love!

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Grilled chicken, creamy avocado, and crisp lettuce are the perfect sandwich combination! We've added mayo to this sandwich, but if you're not a fan, feel free to mash up the avocado instead. Serve alongside fresh watermelon and corn on the cob for a fun summer dish!

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