10+ Summer Chicken Recipes For Every Occasion
Serve up a winning chicken dinner every night this summer! These summer chicken recipes combine fresh, seasonal produce and everyone's kitchen staple, chicken, for a meal that is as tasty as it is filling.
Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Relish
“We eat a lot of chicken for dinner, so I’m always trying to do something a little different with it. My children love the crispiness of this chicken, and my husband and I love the flavourful relish—you can’t go wrong with bacon!” —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Spicy Peach-Glazed Grilled Chicken
“Simple chicken on the grill can’t compare with this wake-up-the-taste-buds version. It has just the right mix of spicy and sweet flavours.” —Karen Sparks, Glendora, California
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Chicken Soft Tacos
“My family loves these tacos. The chicken filling cooks in the slow-cooker, so it’s convenient to throw it together before I leave for work. At the end of the day, I just have to roll it up in a soft taco shell with the remaining ingredients and dinner’s ready in minutes. The chicken also makes a great topping for salad.” —Cheryl Newendorp, Pella, Iowa
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Grilled Chicken and Mango Skewers
“The inspiration for this recipe came from the charbroiled chicken skewers I used to enjoy while strolling along Calle Ocho in Miami on Sunday afternoons. Feel free to garnish with sesame seeds or spritz with fresh lime juice.” —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Lime Butter
“This grilled chicken gets a lovely pop of colour and flavour from the lime butter—don’t skip it!” —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Jimmy’s Bang Bang Chicken Sliders
“I simmer chicken thighs in a spicy-sweet sauce, shred them and then pile ’em high on pretzel buns to create an incredibly addictive party food.” —James Schend, Food Editor Taste of Home
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Garlic-Grilled Chicken with Pesto Zucchini Ribbons
“The first time I substituted zucchini noodles for regular pasta, it was because I was trying to reduce carbohydrates and calories. Now I make them because we love the flavour and texture they bring to dishes. This dish is just as delicious if you substitute shrimp for the chicken.” —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Huli Huli Chicken Thighs
“I’m allergic to store-bought barbecue sauces, so when I found a marinade recipe I could use, I tweaked it a little and began using it with chicken thighs. My fiancé loves this over Parmesan couscous.” —Erin Rockwell, Lowell, Massachusetts
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Lip-Smackin’ BBQ Chicken
“The kids always say ‘prepare to lick your lips’ when we have friends over for barbecue chicken. I’m proud of this dish, the first recipe I ever created.” —Sue Thomas, Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Chicken Quinoa Salad
“We pile our favourite gyro fixin’s into nutritious quinoa bowls. Our local gyro guy has a cool but spicy sauce that transforms his sandwiches. It’s a must here, too.” —Leah Lyon, Ada, Oklahoma
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Greek-Style Lemon-Garlic Chicken
“I love celebrating my Greek heritage with this super simple and scrumptious Sunday dinner idea. Prep time is a breeze and the ingredient list is relatively short for such a flavourful one-dish meal. Each time I make this I’m transported back to my ya-ya, who gave me the special honour of squeezing the lemons!” —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
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