21 Summer Chicken Recipes


Chicken is always a staple in our line-up of summer dinner recipes, but sometimes we get sick of the same old, same old. Good thing we have Just A Pinch! Check out these new and different chicken recipes that will make your taste buds do a happy dance. You’re definitely going to want to save some to your recipe box!

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken “Here’s a new take on the classic summer...

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

“Here’s a new take on the classic summer caprese salad served as a meal on grilled chicken! This quick and easy grilled chicken dinner has all of the flavours of a caprese salad where the chicken is topped with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and plenty of basil!” - Kevin

Simple Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken “Chicken breasts are a healthy summertime dinner...

Simple Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

“Chicken breasts are a healthy summertime dinner but since they are such a lean meat, it’s easy to overcook and dry out the chicken. The key is to marinate the chicken breast. This fantastic honey balsamic marinade that tenderizes the meat and adds tons of flavor.” - Kitchen Crew

Mojito Grilled Chicken Tacos “Mojito Grilled Chicken Tacos recipe with Strawberry Avocado...

Mojito Grilled Chicken Tacos

“Mojito Grilled Chicken Tacos recipe with Strawberry Avocado Salsa is light and refreshing. A simple and easy marinade gives this Mojito Grilled Chicken an incredible flavor! Bright strawberry and creamy avocado make a unique texture and flavor combination and the perfect way to top your Mojito Grilled Chicken Tacos!” - Paula

Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken “This is a fantastic summer grilled...

Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

“This is a fantastic summer grilled dish combining teriyaki chicken with sweet and sour onions and peppers. All can be done on the grill. Wait for the major raves - sweet and sour and teriyaki, what could be better. I usually put tortillas on the table with this and guests can make ‘fajitas’ or you can serve with baked potato/corn.” - Allison

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad “Today I have another...

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

“Today I have another summer salad for you that is perfect for outdoor cooking, a grilled BBQ chicken, zucchini and corn quinoa salad! This warm salad is super easy to make and most of it, the chicken, zucchini and corn, is cooked on the grill/bbq so the only other thing that you need to do is cook the quinoa and that can be done ahead of time!” - Kevin

Lime & Lemon Chili Chicken for the Crock Pot “This is a...

Lime & Lemon Chili Chicken for the Crock Pot

“This is a staple for my low carb tendencies! However, I love this dumped all over my Cilantro Lime Rice. So flavorful and easy. The aroma while cooking definitely causes some salivating.” - Heather

Chicken Fajitas on a Stick “Chicken Fajitas on a Stick are a...

Chicken Fajitas on a Stick

“Chicken Fajitas on a Stick are a fun and festive way to serve this Mexican favorite! They make a great appetizer or a meal and they are ready in less than 10 minutes!” - Paula

Semi-Spicy Grilled Chicken “The whole crew loved this juicy, flavorful chicken. This...

Semi-Spicy Grilled Chicken

“The whole crew loved this juicy, flavorful chicken. This marinade really makes the chicken tender. It was slightly tangy and sweet with a little bit of spice... but not too overpowering. We let my chicken marinate overnight, probably 14-16 hours, so the marinade really permeated through the meat.” - Kitchen Crew

Chipotle Chicken and Corn Bacon Chowder “If it’s chilly out today (or...

Chipotle Chicken and Corn Bacon Chowder

“If it’s chilly out today (or even if it’s a hot summer day) you really can’t go wrong with a bowl of this comforting chipotle chicken and corn bacon chowder!” - Kevin

Chicken Waldorf Salad “What a delicious Waldorf salad. We loved the addition...

Chicken Waldorf Salad

“What a delicious Waldorf salad. We loved the addition of chicken. Not traditional, but makes the salad more of a meal. There are no overpowering herbs or seasoning in this salad. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory with just the right amount of crunch. Using canned chicken means you can make this in a pinch, but we think it would be even better with a rotisserie chicken from the deli. This chicken Waldorf salad is the perfect light lunch in the hot summer months.” - Kitchen Crew

Pesto Grilled Chicken, Zucchini and Tomato Skewers “How tasty do these pesto...

Pesto Grilled Chicken, Zucchini and Tomato Skewers

“How tasty do these pesto grilled chicken, zucchini and tomato skewers sound? This grilled chicken is so easy to make! You just marinate the chicken in some basil pesto, skewer it up, along with some tomatoes and zucchini, and grill it!” - Kevin

Chicken With Zucchini and Pesto Over Angel Hair Pasta “This is a...

Chicken With Zucchini and Pesto Over Angel Hair Pasta

“This is a delicious dinner recipe your family is going to love. The stir-fry of Italian seasoned vegetables and chicken tastes fresh and flavorful with the angel hair pasta. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese starts to melt over the pasta - kind of tastes like a softly salted sprinkle. Simply delightful!” - Kitchen Crew

Super Easy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki “I marinated for 5 hours. Chicken came...

Super Easy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

“I marinated for 5 hours. Chicken came out tender, tasty, and moist. I grilled veggies on the grill and served with rice for an easy weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing!” - Lynette

Flavorfully Fantastic Chicken Salad Sandwich “This is one of my new favorite...

Flavorfully Fantastic Chicken Salad Sandwich

“This is one of my new favorite sandwiches. My husband recently came up with the recipe, and we can't get enough. It could also be served on top of lettuce or inside a hollowed out tomato instead of adding the diced tomato. The ingredients combine to the perfect mixture of salty, sweet, and savory. Enjoy!” - Melissa

Roast Chicken With Lemon “This is a juicy, delicious, no fuss roasted...

Roast Chicken With Lemon

“This is a juicy, delicious, no fuss roasted chicken recipe your family will love. The chicken itself is moist and has terrific flavor from lemon, basil, and garlic. The skin crisps wonderfully. With simple ingredients and easy steps, just pop the chicken in the oven and forget about it until the timer dings.” - Kitchen Crew

Grilled Teriyaki Ginger Chicken With Pineapples “This chicken was delicious! It was...

Grilled Teriyaki Ginger Chicken With Pineapples

“This chicken was delicious! It was perfectly cooked and still juicy. I used chicken thighs and my George Foreman grill for 5 minutes. Added some asian veggies and perfect meal for dinner.” - Marcy

Cilantro Guacamole Chicken “We LOVED this!! So easy and delicious!!” - Kathy

Cilantro Guacamole Chicken

“We LOVED this!! So easy and delicious!!” - Kathy

Chicken and Strawberry Salad “This is a lovely salad and the chicken...

Chicken and Strawberry Salad

“This is a lovely salad and the chicken was quite tasty. I subbed an orange for the mandarin oranges and romaine for the spinach. I also topped it with some oven roasted sliced almonds. I served three main dish salads and the dressing was just enough. I also think that the addition of some avocado would be wonderful.” - Nancy

Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad “This hearty pasta salad can double as...

Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad

“This hearty pasta salad can double as a side or main dish. The addition of bacon and chicken make the macaroni salad. It may have simple ingredients, but the combination of flavors is perfect. Definitely prepare this ahead of time so there is time to chill. Once the flavors mingle together for a bit, the salad is even better.” - Kitchen Crew

Chipotle Lime Chicken “This grilled chicken is fantastic! The chipotle brings the...

Chipotle Lime Chicken

“This grilled chicken is fantastic! The chipotle brings the heat and smokiness to this dish. We love how the beer helps tenderize the chicken and makes it super moist. Brown sugar and agave nectar add just a hint of sweetness. We let ours marinate for 48 hours and used skinless, boneless chicken thighs. This recipe turned out delicious and definitely feeds a crowd.” - Kitchen Crew

Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Marinade “These wonderfully grilled chicken legs get their...

Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Marinade

“These wonderfully grilled chicken legs get their flavor from the sweetness of brown sugar and spice from the jalapeño and cilantro. If you do not like cilantro you can substitute the cilantro with coriander. You still achieve a great flavor for a deliciously wonderful meal.” - Sheila




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