Grilled Chicken (and Marinade) Recipes

Delicious Grilled Chicken Recipes (each with an amazing unique marinade recipe) to try this summer. Plus sharing tips to make juicy marinated grilled chicken every time.
Grilled Chicken (and Marinade) Recipes

Summer BBQ/grilling is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, while preparing a delicious meal for the family. 

Chicken is our unanimous favorite protein for BBQ. So I love to marinate chicken in my family favorite marinade recipes for a delicious, tender, and juicy grilled chicken dinner.

Sharing today round-up of my favorite Grilled Chicken Recipes. If you love to grill chicken? I got you covered for whole summer season

Also, follow these tips to grill a juicy bird every time.

  1. Marinate:  Marinating chicken helps flavor the the meat. It also tenderizes the meat so that bird cooks moist and juicy every time. 30 minutes for small cut pieces (e.g. for kabobs) and about an hour for whole chicken breast will make a lot of difference in the flavor.
  2. Pre-heat Grill: Always cook on pre-heated grill (indoor or outdoor). Pre-heated grill will immediately lock-in juices when marinated chicken is placed on the grill. This way chicken will cook moist from the inside.
  3. Baste with Marinade: Always reserve a 1/4 of marinade and use it to baste the grilling chicken. This is my secret to get flavor in every nook of grilled chicken. When don't have reserved  marinade, baste chicken with mix of one part olive oil mixed with pinch of salt, pepper and herb such as parsley or oregano.

Follow the tips listed above and with these recipes, chicken will never dry but always moist and juicy. 

Seriously, learning how to make grilled chicken has never been so easy!

Each recipe in following collection has a unique and delicious Chicken Marinade recipe. I have also included (and highlighted) my top favorite Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican and Indian marinades. You will love all the flavors. 

Don't forget to pick a salad to serve on the side here

Mexican: Grilled Chicken with Citrusy Lime-Oregano Marinade

Pollo Asado (Oven Roasted, Grilled)

Flavorful chicken (roasted or grilled) marinated in orange, lime juice, garlic, paprika, herbs, and spices. Pollo Asado is Mexican (or Cuban depending upon spices) take on grilled chicken where citrus tenderize chicken, and herbs, spices make it juicy and flavorful. The beautiful orange color is so temptin...

Grilled Chicken with Mexican Pineapple Al Pastor Marinade

Tacos Al Pastor

Do you love enjoying Tacos Al Pastor in your favorite Mexican Restaurant? Imagine serving same fire-pit style juicy charred Chicken Al Pastor tacos at home, made from scratch with lots of pineapples and chilies. Only 15 minutes prep and easy to find ingredients. I'm certain, this easy recipe will make your...

Grilled Chicken Fajita (with homemade seasoning and marinade)

Chicken Fajita

The vibrant and flavorful, ultimate spiced smokey chicken fajitas seasoned with homemade fajita seasoning, served with caramelized peppers and onions, and side of Esquites! A healthy and delicious summer dinner in matter of minutes. Gluten free, and whole-30 diet friendly.We are often grilling on summer we...

Grilled Chicken with zesty Tequila Lime Seasoning Marinade

Tequila Lime Chicken

Tequila Lime Chicken is Mexican chicken recipe with flavorful marinade of chili, lime, garlic and tequila. So simple to put together, but vibrant and zesty, Tequila Chicken is a must try for every Mexican food lover! With just 10 minutes prep and pantry staples, this Mexican chicken main course is much eas...

Mediterranean: Grilled Chicken Souvlaki with Oregano-Citrus Chicken Marinade

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki is Greek chicken kabobs marinated in fresh herb oregano (my fav), garlic, lemon, olive oil and seasonings. So simple, but amazingly flavorful chicken kabobs, Chicken Souvlaki is must try for every Mediterranean food lover! *Gluten free, carb-free, low-fat, paleo, and whole-30 diet friendly...

Chicken and Cauliflower Kabobs with Lemon-Garlic Marinade and Romesco Sauce

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Romesco Sauce - Mother's Day Special

Just in-time for Mother's Day, sharing with you delicious Grilled Chicken Kabobs with nutty and garlicky Romesco Sauce and hearty green pea pilaf. This meal is not just a recipe, this is picture of how I have grown-up, eating delicious and elaborate meals, in my mother's kitchen! It will be a lie if I say...

Chicken Liver Skewers

Bright, tangy, meaty and absolutely tantalizing, these Chicken Liver Skewers you cannot afford to miss this grilling season! Chicken Livers have 4 wow factors - health, taste, easy cooking and ready in no time and I love them grilled charred with lemon dressing. I can never forget taste of two special th...

Grilled Chicken with Garlic-Parsley Chimichurri Marinade

Chimichurri Chicken

This Chimichurri Chicken recipe gets bold, double layers of flavor from lemon-garlic Chimichurri as same sauce works as marinade and pour-over sauce for grilled chicken. Chicken grills juicy, moist and bursting with Chimichurri flavor. It so delicious that this recipe is a must try for every grilled chicke...

American: Hawaiian Huli Huli Pineapple-Soy Chicken Marinade

Huli Huli Chicken with Amazing Huli Huli Sauce

An easy and flavorful Huli Huli Chicken recipe with homemade pineapple-ginger Huli Huli Sauce and same Hawaiian grilled Huli Huli chicken flavor. Huli Huli Chicken is a Hawaiian grilled chicken dish marinated in signature Huli Huli sauce. It is prepared by barbecuing chicken over wood, continuously turned...

Spicy Cajun Blackened Chicken

Blackened Chicken (Baked, Grilled, Or Cooked in Skillet)

Blackened Chicken, a flavorful Cajun Chicken recipe with signature blackened spice crust. Whether baked in oven, grilled, or cook in cast iron skillet, the resulting chicken is bursting with flavor of Cajun spices, looks tempting, and tastes incredible. This recipe is keto, low-carb, and weeknight dinner...

Sweet and Sour Grilled Chicken with Hawaiian Chicken Marinade

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Skewers - Sweet, sour, pleasantly spicy Hawaiian sauce marinated chicken skewers (kabobs) with slices of juicy sweet pineapple, red onion, and bell pepper! To me this means, happy summer grilling days with chicken skewers sizzling on the grill, a glass of favorite drink in hand.......

Asian: Korean BBQ Chicken with Gochujang (Sweet and Spicy Bulgogi)

Korean BBQ Chicken

An easy and flavorful Korean BBQ Chicken recipe with homemade sweet and spicy marinade. This recipe is popular variation of Korean Bulgogi made with chicken marinated Gochujang (a fermented Korean chili paste). The marinated BBQ chicken is so tender, juicy and finger-licking sweet-spicy. Plus, the amazing...

Japanese Grilled Chicken with Sweet and Stick Soy-ginger Marinade

Chicken Yakitori

This recipe for Chicken Yakitori, which means grilled bird, stands true to its name. The chicken thighs and livers are marinated in delicious ginger and soy Yakitori Marinade. The marinade plays three roles; a marinade, a moping sauce, and a pour ginger-scallion sauce. So delicious restaurant quality grill...

Indian: Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Cream Chicken Marinade

Malai Chicken Tikka

Malai Chicken Tikka, or murgh malai is a mouthwatering juicy grilled chicken recipe, with chicken pieces marinated in chilies, garlic, lemon, spices. and cream (malai in Hindi). A little different from regular grilled chicken tikka, this is a kind of chicken which can be served many ways - as appetizer, s...

Grilled Chicken with Chicken Tikka Marinade

Chicken Tikka

This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka - Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then grilled or baked in Conventional Oven Or traditional Indian Tandoor. It is popular in countries all over the world. Serve it as Appetizer with onion and Green Chutney of your choice. Chicken Tikka and Vegetarian Pane...

Jerk Chicken with Amazing Jerk Marinade

The best Jerk Chicken recipe with a well seasoned and flavorful Jerk Chicken Marinade. This Jerk Chicken marinade loads chicken with ton of flavor in just 30 minutes. Three reasons: 1) Marinade has consistency of paste that sticks to chicken making a flavorful seasoned skin. 2) Marinade ingredients tenderi...

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8 Responses

  1. Al pastor is a personal favorite! Delish!
  2. These all look so delicious! Im starting with the jerk chicken as it has loads of flavor!
  3. Basting with the marinade is a great tip! I cant wait to try all of these amazing recipes this summer!
  4. SO many interesting marinade recipes. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Oooh I love a good marinade. The jerk chicken is calling my name!
  6. Saving this post for later! These recipes are amazing!
  7. Hello, What is the marinade in the picture at the top of the article? thank you
    It is Pollo Asado, Mexican orange chicken marinade, the very first recipe in collection.