Chicken is a staple for most households and countries. The flavors that you can extract from chicken are diverse, and the variations of chicken meals that exist are growing to this day! You can’t go wrong with a simple meal with chicken and a side of rice or veggies.
But sometimes chicken can get a little boring. Recipes can be repetitive, and the flavors are far too similar. Chicken may have many different varieties, but finding different types that taste far different from each other can be difficult.
However, this is where the grill comes in handy. Adding an extra smokey flavor and charred taste on your chicken elevates the flavors and intensifies the juices in the chicken. These grilled chicken recipes will be sure to make your mouth water with just a thought!
Here are five internationally inspired flavors of grilled chicken that’ll make your taste bud explode!
Greek Grilled Chicken
If you’ve ever had a greek salad, you know that flavors in it are divine. The perfect mix of herbs and vegetables in a greek salad makes for a perfect light meal or a dinner side dish. But what if I tell you that you can transfer those flavors in your grilled chicken?
Greek grilled chicken infuses your grilled chicken with the beautiful flavors of a greek salad. The herbs and vegetables enhance the taste of the chicken, and the smoky charred flavor of the grilled chicken elevates the taste of the ingredients!
Get these ingredients if you want to cook up a simple and wonderful dinner:
- Cherry tomatoes
- Chicken breast
Grill up the tomatoes and garlic as well to get that delicious grilled flavor on them!
Korean Grilled Chicken
If you’re a big fan of spice, then this grilled chicken recipe is for you! All you need are:
- Soy sauce
- Korean malt syrup
- Gochujang paste (optional)
You can marinate the chicken overnight with some herbs or in an improvised spicy brine to bring out those Korean flavors. Pair this with some sesame seeds or lettuce and some kimchi, and your meal is complete!
Indian Turmeric Chicken Skewers
In bringing some more Asian flavors with the use of Indian Spices, these turmeric chicken skewers are perfect for BBQ events and to share with the people you love!
The ingredients you’ll be needing are:
- Cilantro stems
- Brown sugar
- Oyster sauce
Serving this with some coconut and lemon milk dip on the side makes for a perfect BBQ combination!
Thai Grilled Chicken Breast
This is probably one of the easiest chicken dishes to prepare on this list! The preparation method is simple, and the ingredients are inexpensive.
All you need are:
- Fresh cilantro
- Brown sugar (you can also use white sugar and add molasses)
- White or black pepper
- Chicken breasts
Blend the cilantro, garlic, brown sugar, and pepper into a puree and use it to coat the chicken breast before cooking it.
You can also marinate or brine the chicken overnight if you want. Serve with a light salad and chill paste and enjoy!
Miso Grilled Chicken
A perfect balance of spice and juice flavor, miso grilled chicken, is easy to make and perfect for people who want to try a bit of Japanese character!
These are the ingredients you have to prepare to make the chicken:
- Yellow miso
- Minced ginger
- Lemon zest
- Vegetable oil
- Sesame oil
- Chili garlic sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Chicken thighs
- Soy sauce
Pat, the chicken, dry and puree the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Marinade the chicken using the puree and grill the chicken. The juicy thighs paired with cold soba noodles are a match made in heaven!
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