Great Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

Skip the skirt steak! Vacate the veggies! Banish the burger! Bird is the word with these grilled chicken breast recipes. Whether you’re looking for a flavorful rub to liven up the classic chicken breast or you want something a bit more elevated like a spicy peach glaze, these recipes are sure to spark some creativity in the kitchen.

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Spanish Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast with Parsley-Mint Sauce

It’s time to get spicy! Layered with an array of spices from Spanish paprika to cumin, these chicken breasts are full of rich flavors. Make the accompanying Parsley-Mint Sauce, vibrant and bright with fresh serrano chilis, spicy garlic and honey, and you’ll receive more compliments than you can handle.

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Chicken Fajita Salad

Throw a fajita fiesta this summer with this one-of-a-kind salad. Big enough for a crowd and easy enough for you to manage (while also juggling side dishes, entrees and all of your family members!), this recipe is the answer to all of your party nightmares. Serve it as an appetizer, or as part of the main course and everyone will be satisfied.

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Grilled Za'atar Chicken with Cucumber-Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is the name of the game uring the summer and, if you’re looking for new ways to mix up the staple, you're going to love this recipe. Pulling Middle Eastern influence from za’atar (a spice blend of toasted sesame seeds, salt and any combo of dried thyme or oregano) as well as Mediterranean flavors from hummus, this dish is bright and flavorful – the perfect weeknight summer dinner.

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Grilled Chicken Pizzas

Ditch the crust and opt for a grilled chicken breast instead. This Grilled Chicken Pizza recipe is an alternative take on homemade pizzas. Combining elements of a classic pie and a healthier version of chicken parm, these pizzas are sure to satisfy any Italian craving, leaving you full and your taste buds happy.

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze

Life is just peachy with this sweet-and-savory recipe, especially because summer is peak season for stone fruits. They’re sweet, juicy and eager to be made into the most delectable dishes, so it’s imperative we use them in any way possible. Looking for ideas? Why not start with a spicy peach glaze?

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Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

Cumin is a totally underrated ingredient in Western cooking. Utilized in both whole and crushed forms, the spice has a warm, earthy flavor profile that shines when paired with proteins like grilled chicken, or even skirt steak. It also works nicely in salad dressings, curries and sides like potato or pasta salad.

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Grilled Chicken Breast with Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Summertime is synonymous with tomatoes. As the warmer months roll around, the sweet, fresh, juicy fruits begin to dot Farmer’s Market tables and that means tomato salads allll summer long. Guess what pairs great with tomato salad? Grilled chicken breast, making this recipe one that's sure to become a new, summertime family favorite.

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Shiitake Mushroom Vinaigrette

Mushrooms aren't just for side dishes or grilling as a vegetarian substitute to the classic burger. No way! Instead, use them to amp up the flavor of grilled chicken breast. By utilizing the mushrooms as the base for a vinaigrette, you'll develop a super earthy foundation for layers of flavors, like balsamic vinegar and spicy whole-grain mustard – all of which elevate simple, perfectly charred chicken.

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Maple-Brined Grilled Chicken

Caramelization is the key to this tasty recipe. Marinating the chicken breasts in a brine of maple syrup, fresh garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and water gives them tons of flavor and moisture so that, once they're placed on the grill, they develop that nice caramelized exterior everyone craves.

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Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos with Grilled Poblanos, BBQ Onions and Coleslaw

For an easy weeknight dinner, tacos are always a good idea. Low lift and incredibly flavorful, taco night lets everyone mix and match their favorite toppings and sauces for the perfect, personalized morsel. Start your taco bar with this recipe – the flavorful chicken, smoky poblanos, sweet onions and creamy coleslaw serve as the perfect foundation for any taco creation.

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Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pesto

This recipe is the perfect summertime dish for a couple of reasons. First, chicken skewers are portable, light and neat, so friends and family alike can move around your backyard BBQ, summer soiree or picnic party in an easy, mess-free fashion. Secondly, this Avocado Pesto is the best dairy-free alternative to the classic pesto out there. Creamy and a bit lighter than a parm-based sauce, this pesto is a great partner for classic grilled chicken.

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Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce

This Red Pepper Sauce is one of a kind. A vodka-sauce-meets-roasted-red-pepper sort of creation, this creamy spread compliments the light flavor profile of grilled chicken with zest and tang. The sauce is also super easy to make, starting with a simple mix of ingredients like red peppers, garlic and onion.

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Adobo Grilled Chicken

Adobo is a staple in Spanish cooking and provides a smoky, earthy punch of flavor wherever it is added. Here, hints of dried oregano, onion powder, cumin and achiote powder will make simple grilled chicken breasts shine.

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Grilled Chicken Parmesan

If you’re in the mood for a twist on chicken parm, check out this recipe for a delicious, open-faced version. Start from the ground up: toasted Italian bread, homemade tomato sauce, a juicy grilled chicken breast, tons of melted cheese and a final topping of tomato sauce.

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Tequila Lime Chicken

Break out the tequila for this oh-so-flavorful chicken (and your best tequila cocktail). Enjoy both on a summer weeknight, or save some leftover chicken for lunch the next day. The vibrant acidity of the lime juice and the sweet tang of the tequila work together to give basic chicken breast a ton of character.

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Grilled Chicken with Roasted Kale

Searching for a well-rounded weeknight meal? Look no further than this Grilled Chicken with Roasted Kale. Simply seasoned and grilled, these chicken breasts pair beautifully with the deep, roasted flavor developed within the kale and red potatoes. Tossed with additional salad greens, tomatoes and a light lemon vinaigrette, this dish is full of beauty and balance.

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Caribbean Chicken

Channel your inner island vacation with this Caribbean Chicken. Developing its vibrant flavor through 4 to 8 hours of marinating in a blend of soy sauce, citrus juices and zests, jalapeno, ginger, fresh thyme and more, this chicken is anything but boring. Pair it with a fresh cucumber salad or throw it on a sandwich with a bit of lettuce and tomato for a flavor-packed meal.

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