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22 Best BBQ and Grilling Recipes

For all the BBQ and grilling days ahead, here’s a special collection of our favorite time-tested, best BBQ and Grilling Recipes that are perfect for your summer cookout.

Grill Recipes
Tried and true recipes for the grill. all summer long

Grilled Chicken Recipes

Whether marinated in zesty flavors or seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, grilled chicken boasts a golden brown exterior that locks in its natural juices, resulting in a mouthwatering experience – there are no boring chicken dinners here.

  • Grilled Chicken Thighs with Asian Marinade Sliced on white plate
    Grilled Chicken Thighs (with the Best Marinade)

    This Hawaiian BBQ Grilled Chicken is inspired by the bright, lively flavors of Hawaii. Friends and family love this flavorful dish. One bite and you’ll be in grilling paradise.

  • Grilled chicken legs cooked and brushed with Asian style BBQ sauce.
    The Best Grilled Chicken Legs

    Asian BBQ Grilled Chicken is a delightfully flavorful way to change up your usual grilled chicken. This juicy sauce is amazingly flavorful and super easy.

  • lemon grilled chicken
    Grilled Lemon Chicken

    Grill up some Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken before summer’s over. It’s a tasty and healthy dinner everyone will appreciate. Tender, flavorful, and fabulously easy for any night of the week.

  • grilled teriyaki chicken on a plate
    Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (+The Best Teriyaki Sauce)

    Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is easy, authentic, and big on flavor. The teriyaki sauce is like magic, and works wonders for any protein. This prep-ahead recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners as well as casual gatherings.

  • Grilled Chicken breast with Garlic Lime Marinade
    Grilled Chicken Breast, Juicy and Tender

    This grilled chicken breast recipe is a deliciously tender, juicy dish that’s sure to become a family favorite. Every bite is bursting with a blissful combination of garlic and lime.

  • Huli Huli Chicken with grilled pineapple on a plate
    Huli Huli Chicken

    If there’s one grilled chicken to try, it’s this Huli Huli Chicken. “Huli-huli” means “turn-turn” and traditionally well known as a Hawaiian-only food. But now the secret’s out – you can easily make this tender, mouthwatering chicken at home.

  • Chicken Skewers
    Asian Chicken Skewers

    These aren’t your everyday chicken skewers – they’re amped up in flavor, with this succulent marinade.

Grilled Pork and Beef Recipes

Whether it’s a tender steak sizzling on the grill or marinated pork chops searing to perfection, these meats have long been staples in the world of barbecue and grilling. Here are our favorites all season long.

  • Hawaiian Grilled Pork with Asparagus, Beans and Pineapple
    Grilled Pork Chops

    Hawaiian Grilled Pork Chops are grilled to tender perfection and amazingly flavorful. Experience a flavor explosion in your mouth with every succulent bite. Either outdoor grill or indoor cast iron grill works great.

  • marinated ribeye steak cooked medium rare
    Marinated Ribeye Steaks

    If you’re looking for a change of pace, try these Garlic Marinated Ribeye Steaks. Big on flavor and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness…perfect grilling all summer long.

  • grilled pork chops with honey mustard sauce
    Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

    These Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops are superbly tender, savory, tangy, with a touch of honey sweetness. It’s the perfect pork chops recipe for grilling season!

  • sliced grilled pork tenderloin covered with homemade peach bbq sauce
    Grilled Pork Tenderloin

    Try this grilled pork tenderloin for your next cookout. Made with a peach BBQ marinade, it boasts sweet and spicy flavors and is perfect for grilling all summer long. Pairs well with potatoes, veggies, and more.

  • hawaiian grilled steak
    Grilled Steak Tacos

    These Grilled Steak Tacos are hugely flavorful and a hit at every cookout. The marinated steak is tender and succulent. Pineapple salsa lends a sweet, refreshing vibe.

Burgers on the Grill

Whether it’s a backyard barbecue, a tailgate party, or a casual weeknight dinner, burgers on the grill symbolize community and pure fun. Get ready to sink your teeth into a juicy, flame-kissed burger experience that’s beyond the usual cheese-and-patty deal!

  • Teriyaki burgers with beef patty, grilled pineapples, and sauce
    Teriyaki Burgers Recipe

    Elevate your burgers with our sweet, savory, juicy teriyaki sauce drizzled over your favorite fixings.

  • Fried Egg Burger with Avocado, Bacon, and Lettuce
    Fried Egg Burger

    These fried egg burgers are juicy, satisfying, and just so incredibly delicious! Amp up your burger game this season with these winning burgers.

  • Mexican Cheeseburger
    Mexican Cheeseburgers

    Want to twist up the old burger routine this summer? Look no further. This recipe for Mexican Cheeseburgers is going to knock your taste buds off in the most mouthwatering way.

  • asian burgers with sriracha mayo
    Asian Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

    If you’re looking to spice up your burger routine, look no further. These Asian Burgers with Sriracha Mayo are saucy and remarkably delicious.

Grilled Salmon and Shrimp

Whether you’re enjoying the vibrant colors of a salmon fillet or savoring the tender juiciness of grilled shrimp, these dishes effortlessly add some coastal flavors to your plate. So fire up the grill and bring on the seafood!

  • Grilled Salmon with Teriyaki Sauce and Rice
    Teriyaki Salmon + Best Teriyaki Sauce

    This Grilled Teriyaki Salmon is out of this world delicious! It’s tender, flaky, and packed with awesome flavor. This is the BEST teriyaki sauce you’ll ever brush onto any grilled meat!

  • Marinated grilled shrimp plated and garnished.
    Marinated Grilled Shrimp

    If you’re a seafood fan, you’ll appreciate this tender and succulent Spicy, Buttery Asian Grilled Shrimp. It’s a 15-Minute type of meal that’s quick to make and even quicker to disappear.

  • Grilled Shrimp kabobs on a white plate with thai sauce
    Grilled Shrimp Kabobs (Skewers)

    These Grilled Shrimp Skewers are succulent, tender, and quickly grilled to perfection. This healthy dish comes together within 10 minutes.

Grilled Vegetables and More

For those who love fruits, veggies, and salads, these grilled recipes are created for you! Round out that backyard cookout with these gorgeous options.

  • Chicken caprese salad with balsamic dressing.
    Chicken Caprese Salad

    This Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad with Avocado is extra scrumptious with the best honey balsamic dressing you’ve ever tasted. Healthy, satisfying, and done in under 30 minutes!

  • grilled zucchini on a plate
    Grilled Zucchini

    There’s truly no zucchini like the grilled zucchini! Your small effort will be hugely rewarded when you take a bite of this juicy, flavorful summer squash.

  • pesto pasta salad with grilled chicken
    Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

    This one is perfect for all the picnics, gatherings, and cookouts. Pesto pasta is irresistibly satisfying.

For more grilling goodness, see our BBQ Grilling Collection, explore these Memorial Day food ideas, and our 4th of July recipes.

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BBQ and Grill Recipes | Marinated Grilled Chicken

5 from 48 ratings
This extra juicy, tender grilled chicken is super easy and incredibly flavorful. The marinade is inspired by the lively flavors of Hawaii. Friends and family love this savory chicken dinner!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amy Dong


  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • ½ cup soy sauce, or tamari sauce
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB Asian sesame oil
  • table salt
  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, trimmed
  • Optional garnishes: chopped green onions, cilantro, or parsley


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the onion, garlic, ginger, pineapple juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and Asian sesame oil. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and marinade is well incorporated.
  • Use paper towels to thoroughly pat-dry the chicken pieces. Place chicken in a single layer on a cutting board, place a sheet of cling wrap over the chicken, and pound to an even thickness*. Throw out cling wrap. Use a fork to pierce chicken pieces throughout. Lightly sprinkle chicken thighs on both sides with table salt.
  • Place chicken in bowl of marinade. Toss to completely coat chicken pieces with marinade. Cover and chill overnight, or up to 3 nights total. Be sure to turn chicken pieces over halfway through, if all pieces aren't completely immersed in marinade.
  • Grease and preheat grill at medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade* and grill just until center is no longer pink, taking care not to over-cook. It may take about 6-8 min per side, but actual cook time varies.


  • If chicken is already even in thickness throughout, there is no need to pound them.
  • If you’d like to baste chicken with the marinade, bring marinade to a boil and make sure not to double-dip the basting brush if it comes into contact with raw meat; you can pour sauce a little at a time onto the meat, to be safe.
  • The recommended 6-8 minutes per side of grilling is an estimate. Actual cook time varies, depending on thickness of meat, temperature of meat prior to cooking, and true temperature of grill.
  • I like to make extra marinade to freeze for future use. Just be sure to place in a freezer proof container and lay cling wrap directly over the marinade to avoid freezer burn. It’s an easy way to have a delicious marinade at the ready!
  • This dish is fantastic with Hawaiian Mac Salad!
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ❤️

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Asian, Hawaiian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Lactose
Method: Grill
5 from 48 votes (48 ratings without comment)

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    • ashok

    Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

    • taylorswift

    I made your recipe at home very tasty. Please add more

    • taylor swift

    I made your recipe at home very tasty. Please add more.

    • Cory Varga

    Great for bbq lovers this summer. I am always looking for options I can turn vegan with seitan and I think I found a lot of inspiration.

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