Top 10 Grilled Chicken Recipes

The Most Popular and Best Chicken Recipes

There are a lot of ways to cook chicken. The grill (or smoker) makes any cut of chicken better. From Beer Can Chicken to Rotisserie to Chicken Wings, there are millions of ways of making the most of your next chicken dish. These ten recipes are the most popular I have and represent a wide variety of great ways to grill or smoke a chicken.

  • 01 of 10
    BBQ Chicken Thighs
    BBQ Chicken Thighs. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    At barbecue competitions, the champions cook chicken thighs to win the chicken category. It takes a lot of time, patience and practice to master barbecue chicken on this level. This is not the recipe for those chicken thighs but it is a lot easier and nearly as good.

  • 02 of 10
    Beer Can Chicken
    Beer Can Chicken. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This basic variation of the "beer in the butt" chicken recipe combines the flavors of a great spice rub with the flavors steamed out of the beer can.

  • 03 of 10

    These chicken wings are one of the most popular appetizers at Super Smokers BBQ. The sweetness comes from honey and the kick comes from using the hottest, spiciest barbecue sauce your taste buds can handle. You will need apple wood chips and a disposable foil pan for this recipe.

  • 04 of 10
    Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
    Lemon-Rosemary Chicken. Dennis Gottlieb/Getty Images

    This simple grilled chicken breast dish can be served with grill vegetables or diced and used in a salad.

    Continue to 5 of 10 below.
  • 05 of 10
    Peruvian Style Rotisserie Chicken on Rotisserie
    Peruvian Style Rotisserie Chicken on Rotisserie. Derrick Riches/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This great rotisserie chicken recipe became hugely popular along the East Coast of the United States a few years back. Know as Super Chicken, El Pollo Rico, or Peruvian Chicken this is a tasty way to make a bird with enough flavor to satisfy anyone, but mild enough for everyone.

  • 06 of 10
    Better BBQ Chicken Legs
    Better BBQ Chicken Legs. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    Remember those chicken drumsticks your Dad used to cook up on Saturday afternoons in the summer? Well, these are an improvement on those. Brined to be moist and tender and slowly grilled with a classic BBQ sauce to give them flavor and leave the sticky sauce on your fingers.

  • 07 of 10
    Very Best Buffalo Wings
    Very Best Buffalo Wings. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    These chicken wings take the classic appetizer to a new level with a marinade that keeps them moist and tender. These wings are also full of flavor.

  • 08 of 10
    Finished Chicken
    Finished Chicken. Derrick Riches

    This is the classic beer in the butt chicken recipe, developed by a couple of guys with too many beer cans and not enough pans. This chicken is moist and flavorful. About the best way, there is to cook a chicken. This recipe uses a smoker to slow roast the chicken with lots of smoky flavor.

    Continue to 9 of 10 below.
  • 09 of 10

    A simple recipe for a traditional favorite. These chicken wings are sure to please. Adjust the hot sauce if you want these Buffalo Wings hotter or not.

  • 10 of 10
    Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini
    Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini. clubfoto/Getty Images

    This is a delicious grilled chicken panini recipe that fast and easy to make. You can add or substitute any of the ingredients to suit your needs.