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 3073
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 1164
Hawaiian grilled teriyaki chicken made with marinated skinless thigh meat.

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.

Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 217
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!

Copycat Chipotle Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 72
Grilled chicken thighs marinated in a spicy chipotle-ancho chile sauce.

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 304
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
Beer Can Chicken
Rating: 4.5 stars 234

Deliciously moist, tender chicken; perfect for a BBQ on a hot summer day!