Even though summer is slowing coming to an end (cue tears now), it doesn’t mean that the grilling season is over.
No way hubby, you got another couple of months out there on the grill cooking me dinner:)
These 15 amazing grilled chicken recipes are easy to prep, grill and eat! Each recipe is tasty while still being completely kid-friendly! Because as you know, I only cook one meal for the entire family. Or in this case, my husband only cooks one meal while I sit around the patio drinking a glass of crisp white wine:)
👍🏻 from the kiddos
👍🏻 from from the grill master
👍🏻 from me
Because I like to follow the cook-once-eat-twice rule, I usually double these recipes anytime I grill so that I can have leftover chicken for later in the week when I need to make a quick chicken salad for my lunch, chicken quesadillas for a park picnic or to simply serve as a high protein snack to the girls (this is seriously Parker’s favorite snack ever!).
Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa by Cooking Classy
This would be Ellie’s ideal meal – chicken, avocado and tomatoes all in one dish! I would serve this with cooked rice or barely and then add a fun dipping sauce made with some of the reserved marinade.
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs by Spend with Pennies
A great trick to get your toddler or kid to eat more veggies is to have them pick out for themselves which veggie(s) they will put on their kabob. I have a one veggie per fruit (pineapple in this recipe) rule and since my girls love fruit, it’s an easy way to get them to pick and eat more veggies.
The BEST Grilled Chicken Marinade by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
An easy and versatile grilled chicken recipe. Great to eat as is or tossed into a huge salad.
Mediterranean Topped Grilled Chicken by Emily Bites
I think I died and went to the Mediterranean Heaven when I made this recipe! So good!
Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce by Little Spice Jar
If there is one thing my entire family can get behind, it is peanut dipping sauce! I would serve my portion over this salad, using the Peanut Dipping Sauce as a dressing. For the kids I would load up their plates with all of the veggies that are in my salad that they could also dip in the peanut sauce. If your family is peanut-free, you can use almond or seed butter in place of the peanut butter.
Chipotle Pesto Grilled Chicken Skewers by Easy Peazy Mealz
A yummy dish made with a ton of SPINACH! Because we all have our fights and getting my kids to eat plain spinach is not one of them.
10 Freezer-to-Grill Chicken Packs in 20 Minutes by New Leaf Wellness
For all of you busy moms out there (all of us raise hands) this is such a great way to prep dinner ahead of time! You can use store-bought or homemade spice blends for all of these recipes. Just remember to take out the packs of frozen chicken the night before you plan on serving them:)
Grilled Barbecue Chicken with Vegetables in Foil by Diethood
Even though this seems like a grown-up meal only, it can easily be customized with whatever vegetable your kiddo likes! We have made chicken in foil packets with 1″ thick corn on the cob, baby potatoes (I like to pre-cook them for 10 minutes before grilling), peppers, asparagus and even zucchini with all good results. Have your kid pick out which veggies they want in their foil packet, write their name on it and then watch them feel super special as you serve it to them. Just a heads up, foil packets get super hot and you do have to let them cool off for 10 minutes after grilling before serving them to your little one.
Beer and Honey BBQ Chicken Skewers by Jo Cooks
Don’t worry, the alcohol in the beer cooks out but the yummy hop flavor remains! My hubby would probably use 90 Shillings to support our local Denver Beer scene, but really any beer would work with this dish. If I served this chicken with healthy potato salad and a fun watermelon salad, both my hubby and kids would love me forever! Score!
Citrus Grilled Chicken by Yellow Bliss Road
This citrus chicken recipe would be amazing on top of a huge veggie filled salad with an herb dipping sauce for the adults and for the kiddos you could serve it deconstructed style with all the veggies and chicken on a plate with the dressing as a dip. This chicken is also mildly seasoned and is great for babies just learning to eat chicken. Simply shred up a few pieces for them and let them try to feed themselves.
Grilled Chicken with Mom’s Barley Corn Salad by Iowa Girl Eats
A complete meal for the entire family! A great meal for babies/toddlers just learning to eat solid foods as the entire meal is in easy bite size pieces (just cut chicken into small pieces). Would also be great cold for an easy picnic dinner.
Marinated Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Cutlets by Whole and Heavenly Oven
This 5-ingredient recipe is for when you are late getting home from work (or the pool) and the kiddos are starting to mill around the kitchen demanding ice cream for dinner and you know you have about 20 minutes to get a healthy dinner on the table or your adorable kids will instantly turn into monsters and you know you are going to have some MAJOR problems on your hands.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Grapes Skewers by Grapes from California
I’m thinking this would pair nicely with a crisp Pinot Grigio 😉
And because you already have the grill fired up, you might as well make dessert at the same time!
Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Peaches by High Heels and Grills
YUM YUM YUM!