Chicken is typically considered an all-time favorite comfort food. Think: roasted chicken, chicken noodle soup, and Ree Drummond’s famous chicken spaghetti casserole. But don’t get us wrong, chicken is also a delicious summer recipe when it’s prepared the right way. From grilled chicken ideas to burger recipes and summer salads topped with chicken—when the weather outside heats up, these easy (and hearty) summer chicken recipes will keep everyone’s hunger at bay. In fact, you’ll want to put these chicken dinners on repeat all season long.
And if you weren’t already excited about cookout season, just wait until you try Ree’s scrumptious recipe for barbecue chicken. Or the homemade chicken burgers that’ll give beef burgers a run for their money! Along with these easy dinner ideas, we’ve also included plenty of quick lunch options, too. For instance, try the Cobb chicken salad or the chicken pesto pasta—both of which would make a delicious addition to your next picnic in the park. Many of these meals are considered healthy chicken recipes, like the grilled chicken with zucchini noodles, but there are also some indulgent ideas, like the chicken sandwich with coleslaw and bacon. No matter what you’re craving, there’s a summer chicken recipe that’s right for you!