If your family is anything like mine, you eat a lot of chicken. It’s among the most popular main dishes, especially for families, because it’s so versatile and because lots of kids will actually eat it unlike other protein—but chicken can also get boring. One of my favorite things about a change of season is a change in how I can cook chicken for dinner. With warm weather here to stay for a while, I’m skipping the skillet and roasting pan and throwing chicken on the grill instead.
I’m hoping these delectable grilled chicken recipes will help you do the same.
Related: 6 easy, delicious dinners to make from a single roast chicken.
If you ask me, paprika is way under utilized, which is why I’m loving this recipe for Paprika Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa from What’s Gaby Cooking. It puts paprika—smoked and hot—front and center, where it belongs. If you don’t love avocado, you can use another favorite vegetable to make this simple salsa. Bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and green onion would be delicious.
These Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Garlic Yogurt Sauce at Diethood are gorgeous and perfect for the season. Taratur, the garlic yogurt sauce with walnuts and mint, has a bright summery flavor that pairs perfectly with lemony marinated chicken, and is healthy, too. Perfect!
Related: Healthy chicken nugget recipes, and not just for the kids.
Is it me or do kids like food better when it’s skewered? This recipe for Yakitori Chicken at Panning the Globe is an easy-to-accept introduction to Japanese food for little ones and a delicious meal for all. Serve it with a bowl of steamed white rice and broccoli or follow the link to the recipe for Japanese Potato Salad. This is the perfect time of year to learn how to make the tasty side.
I love that this Grilled Mustard Chicken from The Endless meal is served with an unexpected Creamy Walnut Sauce. I don’t see how you can go wrong with a sauce made of walnuts, mustard, vinegar, and garlic but, don’t worry if it doesn’t appeal to you or those picky kids. Even if you skip it, you’re still left with juicy, flavorful grilled chicken.