Best 5 Grilled Chicken Recipes for Summer

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A simple blank slate that you can dress up with seemingly any and all flavors and textures, grilled chicken is perhaps the ultimate go-to family dinner, guaranteed to please kids and grownups alike. Given the versatility of grilled chicken, however, it can be challenging to know where to begin in transforming the meat into a flavorful, juicy meal. Check out the grilled chicken dishes below for crave-worthy recipe inspiration, and find out how Guy, Bobby, Alton and more Food Network chefs put their signature spins on this classic summertime favorite.

The secret to this weeknight-friendly dinner is finishing the chicken with a sweet, tangy homemade barbecue sauce featuring five-spice powder, garlic, hoisin sauce and honey.

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Guy lets a mixture of mango, chipotle peppers and cilantro do triple duty in his simple recipe: It serves as a marinade for his bone-in chicken, a glaze with which to baste the meat while cooking and a finishing sauce to serve on the side.

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Yunhee Kim

Ready to eat in only 30 minutes, these lean, juicy chicken breasts are marinated in a bold mixture of lime juice, garlic, cumin and a duo of chili powders, then quickly grilled and topped with a bright tomato-tomatillo salsa.

While most traditional chicken cordon bleu recipes feature battered and pan-fried chicken rolled around ham and cheese, Bobby opts to grill his meat, then assemble the dish face-up, with a topping of creamy cheese, prosciutto and arugula.

Don't let the name of Alton's chili powder-laced chicken fool you into thinking it's especially spicy. The title comes from the way in which it's cooked: over rings of both direct and indirect heat on the grill.

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