Chicken Is Better with Grill Marks

When this go-to white meat hits the grates and lets out a searing sizzle, the meat that always has your back becomes tender, juicy and full of charred flavor.

If you cast chicken recipes to the side as boring weeknight standbys, perhaps you haven’t kicked on the grill yet this summer. When this go-to white (or dark) meat hits the grates and lets out a searing sizzle, the meat that always has your back becomes tender, juicy and full of charred flavor. This week, run down the line of Food Network’s finest grilled chicken recipes, each coming with a twist that goes beyond a slathering of barbecue sauce.

Bobby Flay's Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken For Summer Healthy Grilling as seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The grill master himself is bound to have a few solid grilled chicken recipes up his sleeve. Bobby Flay’s Grilled Honey-Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce whisks together balsamic vinegar and honey to brighten bone-in chicken breasts. 

If the darker meat is more your style, Bobby marinates chicken thighs in loads of citrus and chili powder before piercing with skewers for Grilled Yucatan Chicken Skewers.

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Food Styling: Maggie Ruggeiro Prop Styling: Pam Morris

Photo by: Yunhee Kim

Yunhee Kim

Remember when that addictive fried chicken taste required, you know, frying? Instead of all the oil-dunking, Food Network Magazine’s Crispy Grilled Chicken Thighs get that crispy, breaded exterior from being coated with breadcrumbs and spending some time on the grill.

You better believe that Alton Brown has a procedure for the best grilled chicken. After being wet-brined and seasoned to perfection, his Ring of Fire Grilled Chicken receives a sear from direct heat before being finished over indirect heat.

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Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Ginger beer can craft more than a good Moscow mule. Grilled Ginger-Beer Chicken by Food Network Magazine uses the potent soda for a sauce with a different type of spice.

If cooking with real beer is more your taste, go for Patrick Neely’s Beer Can Grilled Chicken. Sit a well-seasoned bird on top of a can so that, as it cooks, the beer will heat up and infuse the meat with moisture.

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Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin food stylist: Jamie Kimm

Food Network Magazine’s Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash comes stuffed with spicy cheese and peppery arugula. When it leaves the grill, it’s oozing with peppery creaminess.

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