The best grilled chicken recipes from the Cabot website to take you through the summer months…and beyond.

Grilling, it’s an American institution. This time of year, it’s practically the national sport. Whether you have a hibachi on your apartment balcony or a full service outdoor kitchen with all the bells and whistles, for many of us, the warm weather means we want to cook over an open flame.

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Why is it that food tastes better when cooked on the grill? Is it the slightly smoky taste? The sear and slight char the high heat of a grill creates? Maybe it’s the pull of our primal ancestors and the lure of the dancing flames.

Few foods lend themselves so readily to outdoor cooking than chicken. Something as classic and basically elegant as a perfect roast chicken can be achieved on the grill. Just ask our friends at the Big Green Egg. Their recipe for Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic is so simple, and yet few dishes are quite as welcome or satisfying as this one.

One of the many great things about the grilled chicken recipes found on the Cabot website is how easy they are to make. Be prepared to be dazzled with our favorite grilling recipes from the Cabot kitchen.

In Italy they call it Panzanella, where it originated as a way to make a delicious meal out of stale bread. Cabot’s version is this Grilled Chicken and Bread Salad. It has all the tastes of summer in a bowl, including fresh tomatoes and herbs, and topped with a flavorful, garlicky dressing.

The humble pita pocket is transformed into something special when you add grilled chicken and this incredible spread. Try our Grilled Chicken Pitas with Basil Cheddar Mayonnaise for an irresistible summer treat. Pop a few in the cooler for your next picnic.

Next up on the grilled chicken roster are kabobs, a grilling classic. The secret to the amazing taste of these Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs from Cabot Chef Jimmy Kennedy is in the marinade. Chunks of boneless chicken breast marinated in a mixture of Cabot Greek Style Yogurt with olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon juice create chicken so succulent and moist this will become your go-to kabob preparation.

Here’s a sandwich that is second to none. Try these Rosemary Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Cheddar & Black Forest Ham at your next cookout. They’re a sophisticated alternative to plain burgers, bound to please even the most discerning palate.

Here’s another alternative to a beef burger. Why not try a Cabot Chicken Burger for a change of pace? These moist, flavorful burgers are even better with the addition of Cabot Buffalo Wing Cheddar, hot sauce, and fresh cilantro. It’s an explosion of taste in your mouth, a memorable meal hot off the grill.

Now that you’re armed with some truly memorable chicken grilling recipes, we suggest you get outside and make the most of this great grilling season!

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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