Our favourite BBQ chicken recipes for summer

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Our favourite BBQ chicken recipesHearst Owned

Chicken is one of the most versatile meat options out there and one of our personal favourites to use on the BBQ. We love when the skin gets super crispy and the meat chars for that irresistible flavour.

We want ease and convenience when cooking on the BBQ, and these chicken recipes do exactly that. From chicken burgers, to BBQ chicken skewers, there are so many ways to use chicken at your next barbecue.

Here are some of our favourites, from gorgeous Cajun chicken, to a whole spatchcocked bird.

If you're after more BBQ recipe inspiration, take a look at our best vegetarian BBQ recipes, or if you're in the market for a new BBQ, our experts have tried and tested the best gas BBQ's on the market. Don't forget your BBQ tools either!

Wild Garlic Spatchcock Chicken

Fragrant wild garlic has been stuffed under the chicken skin with plenty of butter and lemon zest. This makes a wonderful summer dish!

Recipe: Wild Garlic Spatchcock Chicken

wild garlic spatchcock chicken
Kris Kirkham - Hearst Owned

BBQ chicken burger

These burgers knock the socks off anything you can buy in the shops, and can be made well in advance.

Recipe: BBQ chicken burger

BBQ chicken burger
Good Housekeeping

Sticky chicken skewers

A few store cupboard ingredients are all you need to make these seriously moreish sticky skewers.

Recipe: Sticky chicken skewers

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Hearst Owned

BBQ spatchcock chicken

Spatchcocking a chicken is easy and makes cooking it whole on the barbecue a doddle.

Recipe: BBQ spatchcock chicken

smokey spatchcock chicken
Good Housekeeping - Hearst Owned

Miso Honey Chicken

These chicken drumsticks are glazed with the simplest miso-honey marinade and chargrilled until tender and juicy.

Recipe: Miso Honey Chicken Drumsticks

miso honey chicken drumsticks
gh - Hearst Owned

Chicken and Pineapple Satay Skewers with Rainbow Salad

Nutty, sweet and oh-so good, we’ve paired these moreish skewers with a refreshing, crunchy salad.

Recipe: Chicken and Pineapple Satay Skewers

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Good Housekeeping - Hearst Owned

Greek chicken and courgette skewers

Quick to make, and great to throw on the BBQ - everyone will love these Greek-inspired chicken skewers.

Recipe: Greek chicken and courgette skewers

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Oscar Hather

Cajun chicken

For this Cajun spice blend we've used onion granules, paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper and caster sugar.

Recipe: Cajun chicken

cajun chicken
Oscar Hather

Chicken tikka skewers

Classic chicken tikka is cooked in an ultra-hot oven called a tandoor, and using a barbecue at home gives a similar charred and smoky result to this classic Punjabi dish.

Recipe: Chicken tikka skewers

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Oscar Hather

Thai Chicken Skewers with Spicy Coconut Dipping Sauce

These skewers are subtly flavoured with green curry paste and paired with a spicy coconut dipping sauce to add fiery punch.

Recipe: Thai Chicken Skewers

Thai Chicken Skewers with Spicy Coconut Dipping Sauce
Oscar Hather

Sticky glazed chicken drumsticks

These sticky honey, soy and Dijon chicken drumsticks are moreish and you won't be able to stop at one.

Recipe: Sticky glazed chicken drumsticks

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Myles New - Hearst Owned

Piri-piri chicken

This show-stopping spatchcock chicken is full of paprika and subtle spices that tastes great when charred on the BBQ.

Recipe: Piri-piri chicken

piri piri chicken
Good Housekeeping

Honey mustard chicken burger

Honey and mustard go well with chicken and these moist burgers are a must-try this summer.

Recipe: Honey mustard chicken burger

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