Summer chicken recipes using seasonal ingredients, including chilli chicken skewers, chargrilled chicken and a chicken Caesar salad recipe
Our summer chicken recipes are light, tasty and ideal enjoyed outdoors on a hot summer’s day. We’ve got plenty of recipes including salads, like our classic Caesar salad recipe, chicken skewer recipes, chicken wings, chicken burger recipes and plenty more.
In the summer, when the weather is good and the sun is shining we tend to opt for lighter recipes that won't weigh us down so much. Chicken is ideal as it’s not too heavy and it goes really well with the refreshing flavours of the season. We pair chicken with all sorts of interesting flavour combinations, like mango in our chicken and mango salad, or with pineapple salsa in our jerk chicken recipe.
Thai chicken salad with peanuts and ginger(pictured) is one of our favourite summer chicken recipes as it’s both light, tasty and has a bit of a kick to it. If you don’t like spicy food, then cut down on the chilli, but on the flip-side if you’re a fan of hot food then add a little more to suit your taste. The lime that you squeeze into it cools things and adds a nice balance to the heat of the chilli.
Chicken is so versatile, your options when it comes to chicken recipes are so vast that you’ll never be stuck for ideas. Summer is barbecue season so we’ve also provided you with plenty of barbecue recipes that’ll be great for when you’re expecting guests round for a big gathering or for a smaller group depending on the occasion.
Depending on how much time you have, our chicken skewers are done really fast on the barbecue, or if you’ve got more time to spare our rosemary beer can chicken takes longer and can be left to cook away on the barbecue for longer.
You’ll never be stuck for summer chicken recipe ideas again. Click through our gallery to find your favourite recipes for the summer season...
Chilli Chicken Skewers with Pickled Slaw
Chilli chicken skewers go well with our lighter coleslaw recipe and are perfect cooked on the barbecue on a hot summer's day.
Griddled Chicken Salad with Courgettes and Cannellini Beans
Our griddled chicken salad with courgettes and cannellini beans makes for a lovely lunch or light supper and because it takes no time at all, it's a great midweek meal.
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken Caeser salad is an all time winner and a dream on a warm day, so why not give our recipe a go and enjoy it sat in the garden with a glass of white wine!
Chicken, Chorizo and Squid Paella
Our chicken and chorizo paella recipe packs a flavour punch and is perfect when you're cooking for a crowd as you can make plenty for everyone.
Chargrilled Chicken Salad
Our refreshing chargrilled chicken salad recipe is really tasty and it's full of delicious watercress, orange and pine nuts.
Mustard Chicken with Roasted Vegetables
Our mustard chicken with roasted vegetables is really tasty as cooking everything in one pot allows all the flavours to come together in the most wonderful way!
Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Cashews
Our Vietnamese chicken salad with cashews recipe is ready in a flash and is full of unusual flavours that will delight and surprise.
Sticky Chicken Wings
Prepare this sticky chicken wings recipe the night before, then cook in just 20 minutes. It's ideal for a barbecue and really benefits from the smokiness of being cooked on a barbecue.
Lighter Southern Fried Chicken with Rosemary
This lightened-up southern fried chicken with rosemary recipe is delicious with coleslaw and even if you're watching your calories, this is something you can treat yourself to.
Rosemary Beer Can Chicken
Rosemary beer can chicken recipe works with with roast potatoes and juicy tomatoes.
Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Quick and easy tandoori chicken skewers recipe served with rice and salad are ideal prepared on the barbecue, or if the weather doesn't allow, a griddle pan or the grill does the job just as well.
Lemon Roast Chicken with Lemon Thyme
Zesty lemon roast chicken recipe with lemon thyme makes a simple twist on the classic butter chicken.
One Pan Chicken Thighs with Roasted Veg
One pan chicken with roasted veg recipe with seasonal vegetables like courgettes is an absolute dream in the summer, especially when you're expecting guests.
Middle Eastern Roast Chicken with Sumac Lemon
Middle Eastern roast chicken with sumac lemon and rosemary recipe makes an impressive dinner and is the ideal recipe for when you're cooking for a crowd.
Crunchy Sesame Chicken with Summer Leaves and Fennel
The family will love our crunchy sesame chicken with summer leaves and fennel - the texture is just divine!
Quick Cajun Chicken Tacos
Quick cajun chicken tacos make a lovely filling meal and are great on the barbecue as they take no time at all.
Tikka Roasted Chicken with Salted Cucumber Salad
A moist tikka roasted chicken with salted cucumber salad recipe is full of so many exotic flavours, it's a real treat.
Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Salsa
Finger-licking good! Spice up this jerk chicken pineapple salsa recipe with a dash of chilli sauce.
Coronation Chicken Revisited
We've reworked the classic coronation chicken recipe with Thai flavours - you'll never go back to the original once you've tried it with a twist.
Our teriyaki marinade recipe is a simple way to liven up chicken and if you marinade your chicken the night before you'll have really fragrant, delicious meat, ready for the barbecue.
Roast Chicken with Lemon Ricotta
Roast chicken with lemon ricotta recipe makes a lighter roast chicken and is ideal for a weekend meal.
Chicken and Chorizo Open Burger with Garlic Mayo
An easy chicken and chorizo burger recipe that's perfect for BBQs. Inspired? See more chicken recipes.
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Semifreddo with grilled peach, pistachio and amaretto
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