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5 Delicious and Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Jul 1, 2016
By Sara Haas
Honey chicken skewers with grilled corn salad

With the 4th of July coming, it’s a pretty good bet you’ll be cooking on the grill. Hot dogs and hamburgers are typical summer holiday fare, but we’d like to make a case for chicken.

While plain chicken can be boring, treating that bird to a good marinade before throwing it on the grill means you can eat light without skipping flavor. Let’s think beyond the basics and give your chicken a major flavor upgrade with these five easy grilled chicken recipes.

1. Grilled Chicken with Lemon Parsley Marinade

This quick, simple marinade with garlic, parsley and lemon adds a fresh and flavorful touch to grilled chicken. Sarah Haas, a registered dietitian, shares her Mediterranean-inspired recipe.

2. Isabel’s Island Chicken Marinade

This marinade is bursting with flavor from spices and umami-rich soy sauce. It makes a large batch, but as you’ll find out, it’s simple to freeze! Get the full recipe from Heather of Healthy Seasonal Recipes.

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3. Barbecue-Grilled Chicken Breasts

There’s no need for sweet and sticky barbecue sauce — which is often laden with high fructose corn syrup — to get an authentic barbecue flavor. A spice rub delivers the flavor you crave in this light recipe from registered dietitian Liz of Shaw’s Simple Swaps.

4. Chicken Tikka Wraps

Enjoy the flavor of Indian cuisine with this recipe! Chicken is marinated in a blend of spices and yogurt then grilled and made into a delicious wrap. Dixya, a registered dietitian, shares her secret recipe on her site Food, Pleasure and Health.

5. Grilled Chicken Tostadas with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Paired with tomatoes, black beans, fresh corn and guacamole, your leftover grilled chicken becomes a Mexican fiesta. This recipe from dietitian Holley Grainger is an example of quick cooking at its finest.

 

Sara Haas

Rise coach Sara Haas is a food and nutrition expert with formal training in culinary arts. Based in Chicago, she works as a freelance writer, recipe developer, media authority and as a consultant dietician/chef. “Cook healthy. Eat healthy. Live healthy. Repeat,” is Sara’s philosophy. She understands the important role that food has in our lives and is on a mission to educate and empower you to feel confident in the kitchen. Learn more about Sara and how to work with her.

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