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6 Grilled Chicken Game-Changers

Bored of the same old bird at your backyard barbecue? We’re throwing a curve ball with six unexpected, totally delicious new ways to enjoy grilled chicken.
Entertaining June 2022

Root Beer Can Chicken with Brown Sugar Rub

This chicken has the best seat in the house…a can of root beer! A sweet-savory spice blend adds bold flavor to a whole bird grilled upright with no flipping required.

Peruvian Style Drumsticks with Spicy Green Sauce

A savory yogurt marinade and bright green dipping sauce give these Peruvian-style drumsticks a double dose of flavor. The combo of fresh cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, and vinegar tastes like a riff on chimichurri sauce.

Italian Grilled Chicken Halves

A little help from the store gets this any-night-of-the-week grilled chicken on the table with just five minutes of prep. Chicken halves deliver the speed of spatchcocking without the work, while bottled Italian dressing fast-tracks a flavorful marinade made with paprika and fresh rosemary.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Lollipops

This take on Jamaican jerk chicken gets its kick from long hot peppers and the warm spice of fresh ginger, allspice, and cinnamon. A simple trending technique – scraping the chicken bones to create a clean-handled “lollipop” – turns this easy main course into a finger-friendly party food. 

Grilled Chicken Caprese

Italy’s favorite salad hits the grill in this reimagined take on classic Caprese. Smoky chicken breasts topped with peak season tomatoes, melty mozzarella, and fresh basil are ready to wow in 20 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Tikka Skewers

You don’t need a tandoori oven for this backyard barbecue-ready version of chicken tikka. A rich yogurt marinade with traditional Indian spices works to both flavor and tenderize chunks of lean, skinless chicken breast grilled on skewers.

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