There’s no shortage of healthy chicken recipes, but these take a spin on the grill for extra flavor and a little char. Grilled chicken is an easy and versatile protein that you can eat alone or serve with a salad, vegetables, or starch for a fast, filling and healthy meal. Check out these 12 recipes for quick grilled chicken that you can have on the table in under 30 minutes, no problem (but leave a little extra time for marinating if you can!).
Fresh sage, rosemary, and garlic are an outstanding combo when mixed with lemon, crushed red pepper, olive oil, and kosher salt. Be sure to put the chicken thighs in a single layer when marinating so everything can soak in. Get the recipe.
This chicken recipe takes the flavors of a Greek salad and manages to incorporate them into grilled chicken. Oregano, garlic powder, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, red onion, and feta make for the perfect Greek mix. Get the recipe.
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This honey, lemon, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper marinade gets better by the hour. Let the chicken sit for at least thirty minutes but up to overnight for the best flavor. Get the recipe.
Cumin, garlic, dried ginger, and whole red chilies are what give this recipe a serious kick. Lightly dry roast the spices over low heat until they start to pop and sizzle. Get the recipe.
A Greek yogurt marinade with olive oil, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, lemon, salt, pepper, and garlic keeps the chicken moist and tender while grilling the kebabs. Get the recipe.
The lemony vinaigrette in this recipe tastes amazing on the grilled chicken, potatoes, and vegetables. Get the recipe.
Honey, brown rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, onions, soy sauce, brown sugar, and the special ingredient gochujang (Korean hot red pepper paste) make this recipe stand out from the pack. Get the recipe.
A combination of different flavors – orange juice, lemon juice, and fresh ginger – makes this recipe an impressive dish to attempt for a group. Balance them out and you have a winning dish. Get the recipe.
Cumin, cayenne, and paprika are mixed with Greek yogurt in this Turkish-inspired marinade for chicken thighs. You can easily scale this recipe up for a crowd and make enough leftovers to last all week. Get the recipe.
Use a mortar and pestle to crush the fresh herbs and spices – the garlic, fennel seeds, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper will form a paste when mixed together with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Get the recipe.
Nectarines cooked with onions, ketchup, brown sugar, and chipotle peppers morph into a spicy-sweet barbecue sauce that goes beautifully with grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Get our Grilled Chicken with Nectarine Barbecue Sauce recipe.
This simple chicken recipe calls for a spatch cook on the grill for a dramatic whole bird presentation and great flavor from traditional Argentine Chimichurri sauce. Get our Argentine Grilled Chicken recipe.
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