43 of the Best Summer BBQ Recipes

Best Summer BBQ Recipes

Best Summer BBQ Chicken Recipes

Chicken is one of the best things to cook on the BBQ. When done right, BBQ chicken can be flavorful, tender, juicy, and a visual delight.

Best Summer BBQ Chicken Recipes

Whether you are cooking drumsticks, breasts, or the entire chicken, here are some delicious recipes that are sure to inspire the mind and tantalize the taste buds.


Beer Marinated BBQ Chicken

Beer Marinated BBQ Chicken

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This recipe makes the perfect marinade for the best grilled chicken you’ll ever have (at least, I think so)! Simple enough that you can make it when your at the cabin or in the RV, but delicious enough that you’ll make it every time you can.

If you can’t (or don’t want to) use beer, you can substitute with Apple Cider (not Apple Cider Vinegar though!).


Grilled Chicken Breasts with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

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Chimichurri is a delicious green sauce from South America that goes with just about any grilled meat. This citrus version brightens up a perfectly grilled chicken breast, which has the added benefit of a brining technique that maximizes its flavor, juices, and tenderness.


Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

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Chicken kebabs are perfect for any long weekend BBQ, family reunion, birthday, or a random Tuesday. After all, who really needs a reason to eat a chicken kebab?

The nice thing about Kebabs in general is that you can fit a LOT on the grill, and they cook fast.


Mouth-Watering BBQ Chicken Breasts

Mouth-Watering BBQ Chicken Breasts

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The most tender, juicy chicken grilled to perfection and smothered in a deliciously thick, homemade BBQ sauce that you can make ahead of time!


BBQ Chicken Alfredo with Grilled Apples

BBQ Chicken Alfredo with Grilled Apples

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The classic Chicken Alfredo gets a deconstructed and a barbecued twist in this savory summer BBQ dish. The grilled apples are a unique but perfect accent, adding some bright flavors to this gorgeous dish.


Grilled Chicken with Spiced Red-Pepper Paste

Grilled Chicken with Spiced Red-Pepper Paste

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To mimic the flavor of Turkish red-pepper paste, chef Silvena Rowe recommends using a combination of red bell peppers and fresh jalapeños. As a wine pairing for this smoky, peppery chicken, may we recommend a bold Spanish rosé.


3-Ingredient Pesto-Grilled Chicken with Peaches

3-Ingredient Pesto-Grilled Chicken with Peaches

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All you need for this easy summer BBQ dish is chicken, pesto (store bought or homemade, you’re choice), and peaches.

Ok, you might need a little bit of vegetable oil, salt, and pepper… but “6 Ingredient Chicken” didn’t sound as good.


Smoky Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

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Of course, no list of Summer BBQ Favorites would be complete without the mouthwatering, always tender, always juicy, Beer Can Chicken.

This version uses a Smokey Applewood Bacon rub to give it that extra get-up-and-go.


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