10 Incredibly Delicious Summer Chicken Recipes


Most people aren’t interested in doing much cooking during the summer. It’s a time for being outdoors and enjoying the weather instead of spending your time in a hot kitchen. Chicken is the perfect solution. It works well hot or cold and is quick and easy to cook. Read on to find out 10 incredibly delicious summer chicken recipes.

1. Lime and Cilantro Chicken Tostadas

Lime and fresh herbs make this tostada recipe sing.


  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • ¼ c. cilantro, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt
  • 10 tostadas

Toss the chicken with the onion, lime and cilantro. Divide between the tostadas and salt to taste. Serve immediately.

2. Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Chicken salad pairs well with bread or crackers.


  • 1 lb. cooked chicken, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 tomato, minced
  • ¼ c. mayonnaise
  • ½ c. avocado, mashed
  • 1 Tblsp. mustard

Mix all ingredients and season to taste. Spread on bread to serve.

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3. Crockpot Pulled Chicken

Serve pulled chicken on a roll or over rice.


  • 4 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 c. chicken stock
  • 1 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 onion, chopped

Put everything into the slow cooker. Cook on low for eight hours. Cool and shred the chicken and stir it into the sauce before using.

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4. Chicken Quesadillas

Whip up these delicious quesadillas for a snack or a light lunch.


  • 12 large tortillas
  • 1 c. cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 c. refried black beans
  • 2 c. mozzarella, shredded

Spread six tortillas with beans. Top with chicken and cheese and add another tortilla on top. Microwave for 30-60 seconds or until the cheese is melted. Cut into quarters and serve with salsa.

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5. Chicken and Peaches Cheese Plate

Easy and delicious summer chicken recipe that you family will love!


  • 2 heads lettuce, chopped
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
  • 2 peaches, chopped
  • ¼ c. white vinegar
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 1 c. blue cheese, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper

Put the lettuce on the plate and top with peaches, cheese and chicken. Mix the vinegar, oil and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Drizzle over the plate and serve.

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6. Greek Chicken Salad

Want to eat something unique and tasty? Try out Greek chicken salad.


  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes
  • 6 kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 c. cucumber, chopped
  • ¼ c. feta cheese
  • 8 c. lettuce, chopped
  • 1 c. plain yogurt

Mix salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Sprinkle over the chicken and sauté over medium high heat until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside to cool. Toss the lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers and cheese with the chicken. Add the yogurt and mix well.

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7. Oven-Fried Chicken

Baking is a healthy alternative to deep-frying.


  • 16 chicken pieces
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 tblsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 6 tblsp. oil

Preheat your oven to 350°. Divide the oil between two 9×13 inch pans.

In a bowl, mix the flour and herbs. Dip each piece of chicken in egg and then coat thoroughly in the flour mixture. Lay in the pans and bake for 30 minutes or until done.

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8. Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

Enjoy a taste of China this summer.


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 c. sugar peas, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 c. cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 c. broccoli, chopped
  • 4 tblsp. sesame oil

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the chicken and cook until barely golden. Add the remaining ingredients, except the sugar peas. Continue cooking until the carrots are tender. Add the sugar peas and serve hot.

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9. Lemon Chicken

Lemon juice brightens this dish.


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cubed
  • ¼ c. lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Toss the chicken in the lemon juice and allow to marinate for a short time. Sauté in a hot pan until cooked through. Season to taste.

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10. Chicken House Salad

Here is a very quick and easy salad to fill you up.


  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 chicken breast, grilled, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2/3 c. olive oil
  • 1/3 c. red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

In a bowl, mix the oil and vinegar. Season to taste.

Toss the lettuce and onion together, then top with chicken. Drizzle the dressing over the salad immediately before serving.

Each of these recipes is easy enough to make for summer and you can make extra if you want to avoid cooking later. You can be sure your family is getting great nutrition with these dishes, particularly when paired with a simple side dish.