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18 Delicious Summer Chicken Recipes

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Take advantage of amazing summer produce and make these incredible chicken recipes. They’re perfect for eating al fresco, or on the sidelines of an exciting soccer tournament.

Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs

chicken thighs and rice
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Tender, juicy, smoky, and also just a little sweet, these Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs have it all and then some. And did I mention they’re incredibly easy too? Friends, meet your new favorite weeknight protein.

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Air Fryer Greek Chicken Souvlaki

Air fryer Greek chicken souvlaki on skewers with tomatoes.
Photo credit: Air Fryer Yum

No need to use the grill or turn on your oven. In less than 20 mins you will get this easy Greek fast food from air fryer to the table. Simply get your fixings ready while the Air fryer does it’s thing.

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Grilled Chicken Margherita

chicken topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Hello, summer and hellooooo grilled chicken Margherita! Tender, juicy chicken breast is paired with a garlicky sauce, pesto, jammy tomatoes, and melty mozzarella for an easy dinner packed with flavor.

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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

chicken drumsticks on a plate.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

This recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks transforms humble drumsticks into fabulously tender chicken with a good sweet, savory, and smoky marinade. It’s going to be a favorite!

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Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

chicken wings on parchment with lemons.
Photo credit: Razzle Dazzle Life

Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Wings are addictingly delicious. A combination of sweet and tangy, with a hint of spice. Made quick, easy, and a tad bit healthier using the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Without Breading

chicken tenders on a grey plate.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Tender and juicy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders With No Breading are a fast and tasty recipe that is ready in only 20 minutes (including prep!). Enjoy this delicious air fryer chicken recipe with your favorite side dishes for a fast weeknight meal.

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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

drumsticks on a piece of parchment on a cutting board.
Photo credit: Valerie’s Kitchen

Crispy, sticky Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Drumsticks are a super fast and easy choice for a busy weeknight dinner. Chicken legs are seasoned, basted with BBQ sauce, and air fried to tender perfection.

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Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken

grilled peanut butter chicken on a grey plate topped with cilantro and lime.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Peanut butter chicken proves that the best thing you can do with peanut butter is not pairing it with jelly in a sandwich, but making it into a fragrant and flavorful Thai-inspired sauce. Add it to juicy grilled marinated chicken breast and dinner is ready—and amazing.

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Sticky Lemongrass Chili Air Fryer Chicken Wings

a pile of chicken wings topped with green onions and chili.
Photo credit: Simply Delicious

These lemongrass chilli air fryer chicken wings are absolutely addictive. Served with roasted peanuts, they are sticky, spicy and all kinds of delicious making them the perfect game day snack.

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Greek Chicken Skewers

Greek chicken skewers on a black grill pan.
Photo credit: Cook Dinner Tonight

Greek chicken skewers have tender pieces of chicken marinated in a flavorful yogurt marinade. Parts of this recipe can be made ahead of time for an easy weeknight dinner.

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Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled chicken wings on a white plate.
Photo credit: Posh Journal

These crispy grilled chicken wings are simple, easy, and delicious! The wings are seasoned beautifully with the homemade spice rub, made of basic pantry ingredients.

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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

a whole roasted chicken in an air fryer basket.
Photo credit: My Gorgeous Recipes

A super easy recipe for an air fryer whole chicken that is deliciously juicy and tender with golden crispy skin and a lovely hint of lemon. Minimal prep, and just over an hour in the air fryer, and you have a big 2kg chicken cooked easily to perfection.

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Air Fryer Fried Chicken

4 pieces of fried chicken on a plate.
Photo credit: Budget Delicious

Air fryer fried chicken is so easy to make and cooks quickly, is well seasoned and juicy so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.

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Zucchini Mushroom Chicken

a white bowl of sliced zucchini, mushrooms, and chicken.
Photo credit: Oh My Food Recipes

Do you have a lot of zucchini from your garden and don’t know what to make? Let’s try out this tasty and simple panda express style zucchini mushroom chicken stir fry dish.

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Healthy Chicken Salad

chicken salad in a croissant on a cutting board.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

This Healthy Chicken Salad is a delicious and healthier twist on the classic chicken salad recipe. Mix up a batch of this no-mayo chicken salad for a tasty sandwich, or put it in ripe avocado halves for a gluten-free option.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

chicken casserole in a skillet
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is a simple dinner that is delicious homemade comfort food. Even better, this meal makes incredible leftovers.

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

chicken taquitos in a bowl of cabbage.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

These delicious Air Fryer Taquitos are packed with tons of flavor. Baked, not fried, they are perfect for fast dinners and cook in only 9 minutes! No air fryer? You’ll also find oven-baking methods in the post.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

3 chicken tacos with guacamole.
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Juicy and flavorful, Instant Pot Chicken Tacos are a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. Perfect for freezer meals and make-ahead dinners, these shredded chicken tacos will become a family favorite.

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