Grilled Chicken Recipes

Grilled chicken recipes are both quick and a very versatile method for cooking chicken parts, bone-in or boneless, thighs and wings, skewered or flattened, brined or spiced -- truly the possibilities are endless. Follow our test kitchen experts tips and step-by-step guides to make sure your grilled chicken is cooked correctly.

Staff Picks

Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken

Rating: 3.38 stars
Spatchcocking (or butterflying) lets you grill a whole bird, because it enables you to cook the meat evenly. If your grill is big enough, double the recipe. Leftovers are delicious over salad.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with BBQ Sauce

Rating: 3.27 stars
For this all-American classic that's great for lunch or dinner, use a great homemade sauce and pick your method: Slow-cook a whole bird for the juiciest results or grill smaller pieces for a fast meal.

Grilled Whole Chicken with Barbecue Sauce

Rating: 3.22 stars
For this all-American classic, use a great homemade sauce and slow-cook a whole bird for the juiciest results.

Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Dijon and Rosemary

For succulent chicken in a snap, spread your wings. This method, known as spatchcocking, butterflies the bird by removing the backbone (an easy job for kitchen shears). Spatchcocking ensures the chicken will grill evenly, absorbs subtle smokiness, and achieves a crispy, golden-brown sear. Slather on our Dijon-rosemary marinade before it hits the flames, and let the flavors soar.

Saffron-Yogurt Chicken Kebabs

A easy, rich Greek yogurt-based marinade is the key to these juicy flame-kissed chicken skewers that you can grill for a quick dinner.

Garlic-Marinated Chicken Cutlets with Grilled Potatoes

Rating: 3.47 stars
Serve this Garlic-Marinated Chicken Cutlets with Grilled Potatoes for your next dinner. It's a family-style choice on a big platter, perfect for the next time you're feeding a crowd.

Barbecued Chicken Wings

Rating: 3.75 stars
For an All-American cookout, be sure to put some chicken wings on the grill.

California Cobb Salad

Rating: 3.42 stars
Created at Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, this bulked up California Cobb salad is a flavorful and satisfying iteration of the classic dish.

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Rating: 3.13 stars
A soak in herb-laced buttermilk imparts a slight tang to this chicken while tenderizing the meat. The key to grilling chicken is to create two heat zones: one for high, direct heat (over the coals) and one for low, indirect heat (away from the coals).

Chicken with Coconut Sauce

The healthy fat from the coconut sauce adds to the flavor of this grilled chicken dish.

Chicken Satay Skewers

Rating: 3.12 stars
Celebrate warmer breezes by sharing a tropical combo: Thai-inspired chicken skewers and a Pineapple-Rum Cocktail.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our 25 Greatest Grilled Chicken Recipes
Explore the many ways to prepare this dinnertime favorite on the grill, including moist, buttermilk-marinated chicken pieces, whole chickens basted in homemade barbecue sauce, and so much more.
Grilled Tuscan Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon
Rating: Unrated
Basting the chicken with lemon juice while it's on the grill gives it a tangy taste.

Simple Salt-and-Pepper Grilled Chicken

Rating: 3.87 stars

Salt and pepper alone can have a profound impact on perfectly cooked chicken, making for an easy, three-ingredient entree.