As we are nearing the last few weeks of summer, there are still plenty of barbecues to be had, but even when the summer ends, there are some foods that we will never say no to regardless of the season. One of those meal items is chicken.
The best thing about chicken is you can make any kind of meal with it, from chicken noodle soup to using it as part of shish kabobs. Delicious, mouth watering, and juicy, chicken is one of the best food items out there that you can add to any recipe.
One of the best methods of using chicken is to grill it and you can add grilled chicken to any meal you are working with for a meal. As a classic favorite, grilled chicken is delicious and healthy for you, unlike fried chicken. To celebrate this yummy treat, we are counting down the top ten ways you can add grilled chicken to your recipe.
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10. Chicken Caesar pasta salad
This yummy chicken Caesar pasta salad has plenty of healthy ingredients and is perfect for the last few days of the hot summer months. Fresh tomatoes, penne pasta, and Parmesan cheese are tasty ingredients to this cool and yummy treat.
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9. Hawaiian Grilled Chicken
With this recipe, you will grill chicken after maranading it in a sauce full of ingredients such as brown sugar, soy sauce, water, onions, garlic, sesame oil, and coconut milk. The chicken can marinate up to four hours or overnight, as the recipe calls for it, and after grilling on a low heat, the chicken can be served with rice and garnished with green onions. Yum!
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8. Marinated Grilled Chicken
This next recipe proves you can add chicken to any type of recipe, especially when they are cut up into bite sized, delicious portions. The marinade is made with one onion that has been sliced, garlic cloves, soy sauce, vinegar, and a package of Good Seasons Italian Dressing. The recipe also suggests that you can sautee the onions and garlic from the marinade so they will become caramelized. This sounds good to me already!
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7. Grilled Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are always a tasty treat for any party, gathering, or dinner that you may attend or host. With a marinade consisting of Dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic cloves, soy sauce, and ground ginger, this makes the perfect recipe for any occasion.
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6. Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Shells
This recipe has everything, delicious pasta, protein from grilled chicken, and the healthy vegetable that kids love to hate! The recipe is simple and easy to make, and it is perfect for a nutritious and delicious meal.
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5. Lime and pineapple chicken burger
Burgers are always delicious and wonderful for lunch or dinner. Add grilled chicken, lime, and pineapple, and you have a healthy, tasty dinner that your family and friends will enjoy. The neat part of this recipe is it calls for 1,000 Island Salad dressing to go on the bun. Delicious!
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4. Chicken and sweet potato enchiladas
I never thought of adding sweet potatoes to an enchilada until I read this recipe! It sounds so delicious and is easy to make. With ingredients like salsa verde, yellow corn kernels, black beans, chili and garlic powder, cheese, and the works, this is one recipe the family will love!
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3. Root beer grilled chicken
Grilled drumsticks with a root beer glaze? Count me in! For this recipe, the drumsticks are placed on the grill with the glaze going on five minutes before the chicken is finished. Paprika, garlic powder, and salt go on the drumsticks while root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, jam, and mustard are used for the glaze. It sounds so mouth watering and delicious!
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2. Bacon wrapped chicken skewers
This recipe is simple and delicious, and the food makes a great appetizer. With simple ingredients including bacon strips, brown sugar, and chili powder, guests at any party will love these chicken skewers. While this recipe calls for baking the chicken, it’s possible you could easily make this recipe on a grill.
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1. Honey lemon garlic chicken
This recipe is delicious and easy to make, plus you can always make extra chicken and marinade in order to save in the freezer. Ingredients include lemons, olive oil, garlic, honey, salt and pepper, cayenne pepper, and of course, chicken.
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