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20 Summer Chicken Recipes

July 7, 2019

With summer almost upon us, it’s time to start cooking up some tasty summer chicken recipes! These are some of our favourites and let me tell you – they are so good! You’ll be running to them again and again, guaranteed.

While summer is known for delicious barbecue food, that’s not all that’s great for summer. We love cooking up some of our favourite summer chicken recipes, too. Something about a juicy chicken in the middle of summer is mouthwatering and delicious. We’ve saved these into our library of recipes and I can promise you’ll have at least a few to do the same.

If you throw parties during the summer, these chicken recipes are a great crowd-pleaser too! You’ll have guests coming to you just begging for the recipe. I don’t need to tell you how good that feels when it happens!

Below I’ve listed a variety of types of chicken recipes – no matter your tastes. There’s wings, skewers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and so much more! Just scroll down below to start picking out a few favourites to try!

Must-Try Summer Chicken Recipes

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Cheesy Chicken Casserole by Living Sweet Moments: If you want more chicken casseroles, this creamy casserole is divine. So creamy, so full of flavour, and not too difficult to make. It makes for a great dinner recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta by Baking Beauty: If you love pasta dishes, you’ll be heaven with this buffalo chicken pasta! So creamy, spicy, and incredibly tasty.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers by What the Fork: Chicken skewers, anyone? These are juicy, flavorful, and quite delicious! Perfect for summer.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta by Wondermom Wannabe: Speaking of creamy pasta dishes, this easy instant pot recipe is a must! The perfect combination of flavours all thrown together in this simple dish.

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats by Wholesome Yum: If you’re looking for a low carb option, this buffalo chicken recipe is a must. I never would think that zucchini goes with chicken, but it definitely does!

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Easy Ground Chicken Burger by Know Your Produce: Who knew making your own chicken burgers could be so easy? Well, it is – and quite tasty too! Perfect for when you have guests over during the summer.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Simply Stacie: If you love appetizer food, you’ll love these sliders! Flavoured with buffalo sauce, they are a real crowd-pleaser.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza by My Montana Kitchen: There is never a time when pizza recipes don’t work and this is no exception! The flavours really come together on this pizza. You might be tempted to eat it all to yourself!

Easy Chicken Tacos by The Bewitchin’ Kitchen: These chicken tacos are so flavorful, juicy, and most importantly – easy to make. A true must try chicken taco recipe!

Baked Chicken Parmesan by Tastes of Lizzy T: I had to include a few classics on this list, starting with some baked chicken parmesan. This recipe is the best version and you come out with a very juicy chicken with the perfect balance of flavours.

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Honey Lime Chicken Wings by The Gracious Wife: Nothing says summer like some heavenly chicken wings! These are flavored with honey lime – making them quite tasty.

Hawaiian Chicken Tacos by A Simple Pantry: Now if you’re big on Hawaiian flavours, this is a must. Hawaiian chicken tacos are so sweet and juicy, you’ll be in heaven with every last bite.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole by My Montana Kitchen: This is the most heavenly recipe on this list. Well, there might be a few that come close. Jalapeno poppers in the form of a casserole sound amazing because it is! It’ll be a dinner recipe you can’t forget.

Pizza Casserole by Joy-Filled Eats: We had chicken pizza but what about a casserole with pizza flavours? A fun twist on a true classic.

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Soup by The Salty Pot: I like this recipe because it’s simple to make since it’s made in the crockpot. Throw everything together and walk away without heating up the oven!

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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels by Home Cooking Memories: These are perfect for an appetizer at a fun summer party! The perfect flavours are thrown together in an easy and fun to eat way.

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches by Easy Instant Pot Recipes: These shredded chicken sandwiches are a must! So easy, so juicy, and so full of flavour. The onion against the buffalo really comes together.

Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap by Love Bakes Good Cakes: Snack wraps make such good lunch ideas! They pack well and are so filling. The textures in this wrap recipe go so well together, too.

Coconut Lime Chicken Meatballs by The Bewitchin’ Kitchen: Meatballs are such a delicious option for lunch and dinner. You can add them to so many things or eat them as is! These coconut lime meatballs are an incredible flavour combination but somehow it really works.

Chicken Meatballs by The Bewitchin’ Kitchen: Meatballs are such a delicious option for lunch and dinner. You can add them to so many things or eat them as is! These coconut lime meatballs are an incredible flavour combination but somehow it really works.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Roll-Ups by It’s Yummi: Lastly, we have this recipe for bacon wrapped chicken filled with spinach. Can you say yes please?! It’s such a filling and mouthwatering dinner option!

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  • Valerie July 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    There’s a nice variety of recipes there. Some for summer and some comfort foods great for colder weather too.

  • Sim @ Sim's Life July 7, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I am loving the sound of all the chicken dishes – especially love the look of the cheesy chicken casserole! Chicken is a staple in our house, especially being on Keto, cannot get enough of it! You have given me som fresh ideas though and with a little tweaking can defo fit them into the lifestyle! Sim x

  • Sarah Bailey July 7, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    OK now this is an absolutely fantastic round up of chicken recipes – I have to admit I’ve always found it such a versatile ingredient which you can do so much with! Definitely, a must use over summer.

  • Rhian Westbury July 8, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Oh the cheesey chicken casserole sounds so good, my boyfriend doesn’t like cheese though so I’ll have to wait until he’s out one night x

  • WhatLauraLoves July 8, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    The chicken burger would be right up my street because I could cook it for family dinner night too! xx

  • Rebecca Smith July 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Chicken is a favourite in our house but I struggle to always know what to do with it. These recipes will come in very handy, thank you.

  • Lisa July 8, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I’m salivating after reading this post!! I do like chicken, especially in summer. Chicken tacos and baked parmesan chicken sound delicious! I’d like to try some of these for the family this week!

  • michelle twin mum July 9, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I aodre chciken, it really is my favourite meat to eat and there are so many great sounding recipes there, I think the kids would like the buffalo pasta. Mich x

  • Stephanie Merry July 10, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I have to admit that I cook with chicken a lot – it’s my favourite meat to eat! But so many of these recipes are ones I’ve never tried before so thanks for sharing! x

  • Paula @ Mummy Vs Work September 5, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    There are some amazing recipes in there, I think there is a few that could end up on our meal plan!

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