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7 Chicken Recipe Ideas for Summer

Looking for more chicken dinner ideas. These 7 chicken recipes are versatile including grilled, air fried, and cooked on the stovetop.

These chicken dinner ideas are great for family-friendly dinner ideas. Slow cooker easy recipes, popular Air Fryer chicken recipe, stovetop restaurant-quality chicken dinner, and more.

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7 Chicken Recipes for Summer

This collection of chicken recipes includes a stovetop, Crockpot, and Air Fryer recipes. I have even included one for a grocery store rotisserie chicken.

BBQ Chicken Wings with a little char on them piled into a serving pan
Best Ever Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Wings

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Wings with only 3 ingredients

Shared over 200 thousand times, this recipe is a keeper. You will want to make this recipe for summer parties, game days, and big family get-togethers.

The secret is in the finishing touches that make these slow-cooked wings turn out perfect every time.

Also, see the recipe for Lemon Pepper Wings made in the Crockpot.

Air Fryer Cheesy Chicken Tenders are covered in a cheese cracker crust. Under 30 minutes cook time these Chicken Tenders are perfect for weeknight meals, snacks or party food. #Airfryer #chickenrecipe #partyfood #snackfood

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are covered in a cheese cracker crust and ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

Save this recipe for summer snacks or lunch and even for weeknight meals, or party food.

Chicken and vegetables in a foil pack

Foil Packet Chicken & Veggies Dinner

Foil packet dinners are always fun and easy to prepare too. Make this foil pack chicken dinner on the grill or in the oven.

The best part of foil packet recipes is the easy cleanup. Just ball up the aluminum foil and toss it into the recycle bin.

Chicken and Brie Panini

Easy Rotisserie Chicken & Brie Sandwich Recipe with Savory Peach Spread

Summer recipes must include fun sandwiches like this Rotisserie Chicken and Brie Panini. Serve your summer sandwiches with a side of potato chips for an easy lunch or dinner.

Peaches are in season in the summer and I’ve included a Savory Peach spread recipe for sandwiches along with the Chicken and Brie sandwich recipe.

I use a stovetop griddle, like this one for this recipe and the Stovetop Chicken Parmigiana recipe.

chicken salad recipe for sandwiches

Rotisserie Chicken Salad recipe with grapes

A classic summer recipe is Chicken salad. Heck, we have a restaurant down here in the south devoted to chicken salad.

Make your own restaurant-quality delicious chicken salad recipe with grapes and a few more yummy ingredients.

Rotisserie Chicken makes the most delicious chicken salad sandwiches any time of the year! Paired with our favorite chicken salad ingredients, you will make this recipe again and again.

Easy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

Stovetop Grilled Easy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

My Stovetop Grilled Easy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe has only 6 ingredients and is packed with homestyle flavor.

Stovetop meals for summer help keep the oven turned off. This one uses a couple of kitchen tricks for added flavor and an easy recipe. I skip the crust on the chicken for fewer calories too.

chef salad on a white plate

Chef Salad with Chicken and Bacon

This summer salad recipe makes a complete meal, not just a side dish. A good Chef salad summer recipe is a must-have to keep a variety on the dinner table.

I suggest you create your own Chef salad buffet with all of the favorite salad ingredients you know your family enjoys. A list of chef salad ingredients is included with the recipe.

Summer Dessert Recipes

Ice Cream is the quintessential summer dessert. Therefore, you need some good ice cream recipes, like homemade Ultimate Cookie Jar Ice Cream and Resse’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream.

Make this old-fashioned Classic Strawberry Shortcake recipe for a huge summer dessert wow factor. They will all want seconds.

Lemon desserts are great in the summer. Make this delicious Old Fashioned Three Layer Lemon Cake recipe. It’s frosted with homemade Lemon Cream Cheese frosting.

Lemon Bars made from scratch, are a must-have summer dessert recipe.

Patriotic desserts are another must-have in the summer. Make this easy recipe for Red, White, and Blue Cake Balls. They are pretty on the table and delicious on the lips.

Cinnamon Baked Peaches easy recipe with only four ingredients. Peaches are in season in the summer and peach desserts are another quintessential summer dessert idea.

Classic Watergate Salad recipe is a scrumptious light and fluffy dessert. No-bake desserts for summer save time and keep the oven turned off.

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is served in small Mason jars. These make a great 4th of July party dessert idea.

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  1. Those chicken dinner recipes look great! I see several that I want to try. Thanks for the party, Shirley. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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