Grilled Chicken 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, May 24, 2010
Grilled Chicken Recipe
Grilled Chicken Paillards with Herb-Tomato Salad

We’re celebrating the unofficial start of summer here at Healthy Eats with Memorial Day recipes all week long. Today, we’re featuring a crowd-pleasing favorite: Grilled chicken. Plain old grilled chicken breasts are a tasty and healthy option, but there are so many other ways to spice up this lean protein! Fire up the grill and get creative with five tasty recipes.

Golden and Crispy
Cooking a whole chicken on the grill is easier than you think, especially if you ask the butcher to butterfly your bird.  The flattened surface makes for even cooking, and the bones and skin will keep meat tender and juicy. Just have a small taste of the crispy skin; most of the artery-clogging fat and calories are in there.
RECIPE: Butterflied Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Garlic

Tender and Flavorful
Dark meat is full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and the flavor can’t be beat. That’s why chicken thighs made our list of foods that are healthier than you think.
RECIPE
: Grilled Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs

Thin and Quick-Cooking
Thinly pounded chicken breasts only take a few minutes to cook and they’re ready for salads and sandwiches. Watch Bobby Flay demonstrate the prep work in this video.
RECIPE
: Chicken Paillards with Herb-Tomato Salad

Bite-Sized
Thread cubes marinated of chicken breast with grapes, chopped onion, pineapple or bell pepper and grill. Eat right off the skewers or serve over a bed of mixed greens with a homemade salad dressing.
RECIPE:
Spiced Chicken and Grape Skewers

Perfect For Dipping
Satay makes a fun appetizer and the dipping sauce can be made ahead of time. Serve it with brown rice and jicama salad for an easy dinner.
RECIPE
: Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

TELL US: What’s your favorite grilled chicken recipe?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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  4. I grill my chicken Brazilian style. Simple ingredients, but with a secret technique. All it takes is salt and pepper, chicken breast, a nice grill, and some water. You splash the water on the meat with your fingertips as it cooks. This helps keep it moist, and the results are fantastic!

  5. James Andrey says:

    Nice recipe, so simple and fresh!

    James Andrey
    Kefir Diet

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