7 Ways to Amp Up Grilled Chicken



grilled chicken with green pea sauce

Poor grilled chicken. Often considered bland and dry, the lean, good-for-you protein gets a bad rap. But these versions — abounding in herbs, spices and other flavor-forward add-ins — ensure that everyone’s summer staple is truly grill-tastic.

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce (above)
Solely brushed with honey and balsamic vinegar, these golden-brown chicken breasts are loaded with flavor. But a drizzle of vivid pea-mint-cilantro puree adds an herbaceous jolt.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze
Don’t reserve peaches — one of summer’s greatest joys — just for pie. In this recipe, chicken gets a tangy kick by melding peach preserves with olive oil, soy sauce, mustard, garlic and jalapeno.

Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash
Stuffed with arugula and pepper-jack cheese, this blackened, Cajun-spiced chicken veers into Mexican territory. A mélange of lima beans, summer squash and corn proves that not all succotash is of the autumnal variety.
grilled chicken with pepper-jack cheese

Grilled Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs
Keep chicken thighs nestled in this bright, uplifting marinade, wherein the zests and juices of lemon and orange mingle with cayenne pepper and fresh thyme.
grilled citrus chicken thighs
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