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8 easy dinner ideas for grilled chicken

BBQ Chicken Sandwich
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
2005 Stu Spivach Wikimedia Commons

Grilling can make summertime dinner preparation much easier and it is nice not to have the heat of a 400 degree oven in the kitchen on hot days.  However, the same old, plain, grilled chicken breast can get tiring.  Here are eight easy dinner ideas for grilled chicken:

  • Barbecue Chicken Sandwich (marinating the chicken in bbq sauce or brushing it on while cooking is a great way to give it a smoky, grilled flavor)  Served on a bun with lettuce and tomato.
  • Spinach Artichoke Chicken Sandwich (spread spinach artichoke dip on the breast as a condiment)  Served on sourdough bread with bacon and Provolone cheese.
  • Chicken Fajitas (slice the grilled chicken)  Serve with tortillas, cheese, sauteed peppers and onion, lettuce and sour cream.
  • Caesar Salad (slice the grilled chicken)  Served over Romaine leaves with shredded Parmesan or shaved Mozzarella cheese, sliced Roma tomatoes, and croutons.
  • Chicken Kabobs (cut the raw chicken into small cubes, marinate with Italian dressing for a few hours, then place on skewers with marinated vegetables (mushrooms, tomato, peppers, onion) or pineapple and grill)  Serve with wild rice, homemade mac and cheese, or watermelon.
  • Grilled Chicken Penne (cube or shred the grilled chicken)  Serve with cooked Penne pasta and your favorite red or Alfredo sauce.
  • Chicken Pasta Salad (cube or shred the grilled chicken)  Mix into a favorite pasta salad.  Serve hot or cold.
  • Grilled Chicken Pita (slice the grilled chicken)  Serve in a pita with tomatoes, olives, feta, alfalfa sprouts and yogurt dressing.

For grilled chicken recipes online check out foodnetwork.com   cooks.com  or  grillingcompanion.com

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