Grilled chicken is rightfully considered to be the king of grilled meat. It doesn’t take as long to prep and cook as beef, and it’s not as rich and fatty as pork. If you’re looking for a quick and effortless dinner, grilled chicken is definitely the way to go. However, if you cook plain grilled chicken several times a week, your family might start to get bored with the staple menu and demand something else. To avoid this situation you need to spice up your chicken menu and try recipes you’ve never tried before. Here are 8 of our favourite things to make with grilled chicken.
1. Lemon grilled chicken
Lemon is a welcome addition to every meal, including chicken. By marinading your chicken in lemon juice and fresh herbs, you’ll elevate the taste of this humble meat so much that it’s going to be a restaurant-level dish. To make the perfect lemon chicken take lemon juice and lemon zest, add some vegetable oils, salt and pepper, and your favourite fresh herbs. Marinade for 30 minutes and grill.
2. Grilled chicken burger
Burger might not be an ideal meal for people who watch their weight, but we would be lying if we said no one wants to indulge in a tasty burger from time to time. By substituting rich meat for healthy grilled chicken and adding a lot of veggies you’ll make your burger appropriate for anyone, including people who are keeping to a diet. Serve grilled chicken on a bun, accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes, and your favourite sauces.
3. Thai grilled chicken
One of the best ways to add diversity to your everyday cooking is to step out of your comfort zone and try new cuisines, and this Thai chicken recipe is a great way to start. To make this dish, chop a chicken breast into chunks. Prepare the marinade by mixing curry paste and coconut milk. Marinade the chicken for 30 minutes, place the chunks on the skewers, and grill until the chicken is brown and appetizing.
4. Glazed chicken breasts
This chicken dish was inspired by Asian cuisine, which is why it calls for ingredients like rice wine vinegar and ginger. By mixing orange juice, vinegar, ginger, red pepper flakes, olive oil, salt, and minced garlic, you’ll create a perfect marinade for chicken breasts. Let the chicken soak in the marinade for half an hour and grill like you always do. Throughout the cooking process the marinade will turn into zesty and delicious glaze.
5. Smoky grilled chicken wings
This way to cook chicken wings lists a large number of ingredients, but you shouldn’t be intimidated – in the end the result will definitely not disappoint you. The marinade for your chicken wings is made of ketchup, apple vinegar, brown sugar, chopped hot peppers, a lemon or lime, pepper and salt. The secret to cooking the perfect wings is to baste the wings with sauce while they’re on the grill to get maximum flavour.
6. Grilled chicken pizza
For a special weekday treat for your family surprise them with some grilled chicken pizza. Grill whole chicken breasts in your favourite marinade and slice. Make your usual pizza dough and assemble your pizza, making the grilled chicken the true hero of your dish. Usually chicken goes exceptionally well with herbs, so don’t forget to add dill, cilantro, spring onions, or other greens. Top with delicious cheese and bake until the dough is crispy.
7. Grilled chicken packets
This dish serves equally well as an ordinary dinner or as a packed lunch you can take to work. Start by grilling whole chicken breasts. When they’re half ready but already browned, take them off the grill and place in pieces of foil prepared beforehand. Add some chopped vegetables – tomatoes, corn, eggplant, mushrooms, bell peppers – cover the packet entirely in foil, and bake for another 15-20 minutes. This dish can be easily refrigerated and reheated when needed.
8. Grilled chicken salad
If you think salads are always boring and consist exclusively of vegetables, this chicken salad is here to prove you wrong. Here all of the ingredients are cooked on a grill! The first step is to place chicken breasts on the grill. While they are cooking, gradually add diced tomatoes, onion rings, and bread sprinkled with vegetable oil. After all of the ingredients are ready, mix them in a bowl and add a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice.