Burgers and hot dogs are cookout favorites, but chicken deserves a place on your grill as well. Cooking chicken over an open flame renders it irresistibly charred and smoky. We've rounded up our favorite grilled chicken recipes from around the world.
Crispy skin is one of the best parts of chicken. One way to make sure the skin cooks properly is to weigh the bird down. Adobo chicken under a brick is just what is sounds like—chicken halves are marinated in a Cuban-inspired mix of lemon juice and spices and cooked on a plancha covered with a brick wrapped in aluminum foil.
If you'd rather not use any masonry in your cooking, that's fine. With proper grilling technique, it's easy to cook your chicken perfectly. A two-zone grill is key to our Iraqi yellow spice-rubbed chicken, flavored with a fragrant spice blend of fenugreek, garlic, allspice, and more. It's also important for our spice-rubbed chicken basted with Chinese duck sauce.
Easy to grill, kebabs are a great choice for a cookout. Chicken satay is a Thai takeout classic infused with traditional Indonesian spices like lemongrass, garlic, and ginger. Or try tavuk kebabi, marinated in a thick, flavorful mixture of mint, Aleppo pepper, and Turkish sweet red pepper paste that caramelizes on the grill.
Find all of these dishes and more in our collection of our favorite grilled chicken recipes.