There’s nothing better on lazy summer days than the scent of barbecued food wafting through the air. Your barbecue is a fantastic tool for creating a myriad of spectacularly delicious chicken dishes.
1. Barbecue Chicken Salad
Before it hits the grill, this chicken is marinated in an Asian-inspired ginger-garlic marinade. The flavour of the chicken makes for a delicious salad that could even be wrapped up to go in rice paper or pita bread.
2. Mango Chutney Chicken
Ginger ale is the star of this dish where you’ll find it in the chicken marinade and mango chutney which are served with a summer fresh quinoa salad.
3. Chicken Kefta Kabob with Salad Greens & Lemon Walnut Yogurt
An aromatic, Middle Eastern-inspired blend of spices makes this chicken pair deliciously with garlicky lemon-walnut yogurt. This simple recipe is best tried in the heat of summer.
4. Coyote Roast Chicken with Chile Cinnamon Rub
You’ll want to keep this delicious spice rub on hand at all times after trying this barbeque-roasted chicken. Serve with vegetables suited to the grill, such as zucchini, eggplant, and corn–on-the-cob.
5. Gin & Tonic Kabobs with Mint Tabouleh
The gin in this chicken marinade brings together the flavours of the spices for a uniquely delicious dish. These kabobs are delicious paired with the hearty tabbouleh.
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6. Garlic Lime Chicken
This versatile grilled chicken is perfect for tossing into salads, wrapping into fajitas, or tucking into sandwiches.
7. Grilled Beer & Honey Chicken with Barley & Lentil Salad
This dish is perfect to bring to a picnic. The hearty, nutritious salad pairs wonderfully with the beer and honey in the chicken marinade.
8. Grilled Chicken Tikka & Wholegrain Rice Pilaf
This pilaf, full of toasted spices, peas, and raisins, is a healthy side dish to add to any meal. The yogurt in the chicken marinade will keep it moist and flavourful.
9. Grilled Chicken, Watermelon and Tomato Salad
Watermelon and tomatoes may seem like an unlikely pairing, but the sweetness of the fruit works perfectly with the slight acidity found in the tomatoes. Toss in crisp slices of romaine lettuce, and you've got a meal that not only tastes fresh and light, but looks great on your picnic table.
Love to use fruit and vegetables in your meals come summer time? Share your favourite fruit and veggie recipes in our comments section.