Top barbecue chicken with pineapples on a yellow plate, bottom left strawberry bruschetta chicken, bottom right bruschetta chicken on a plate.

13 Summer Chicken Dinner Recipes You’ll Make Over & Over

These summer chicken dinner recipes feature fresh seasonal ingredients you won’t be able to get enough of.

From strawberry bruschetta chicken to slow cooker lemonade chicken and chipotle chicken skewers, you’ll want to make these over and over.

Hawaiin BBQ Chicken

Hawaiian barbecue chicken with grilled pineapples on a yellow plate.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

Hawaiin barbecue chicken with grilled pineapples is an easy summer dinner ready in only 25 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Hawaiin Barbecue Chicken

Strawberry Bruschetta Chicken

Strawberry bruschetta chicken with zucchini noodles in a black bowl.
Recipe Credit: The Forked Spoon

This juicy chicken is topped with a fresh strawberry bruschetta and a balsamic glaze. Serve it with zucchini noodles or any summer veggie.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Bruschetta Chicken

Blackened Chicken Tacos

Chicken tacos on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Blue’s Best Life

Blackened chicken tacos will become your new go-to weeknight meal. They’re topped with an amazing homemade corn salsa and cilantro crema.

Get the Recipe: Blackened Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Lemonade Chicken

Lemonade chicken on a white plate with lemon slices.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

Made with lemonade concentrate, this chicken has the perfect amount of sweet and sour flavor.

This chicken dish is as refreshing as a tall glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Lemonade Chicken

Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Kebabs with chicken and veggies on skewers on a baking sheet.
Photo Credit: Simply Stacie

Whether you need a crowd-pleasing dish for a barbecue or just a flavorful weeknight dinner, these chipotle chicken skewers will be a home run.

These kebabs are made with chicken and chipotle chilis, as well as fresh summer produce like bell peppers and yellow squash.

Get the Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Skewers

BBQ Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas (Slow Cooker)

Portions of BBQ chicken pineapple quesadillas on a plate.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

These quesadillas get a summer makeover by adding barbecue chicken and fresh pineapples.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

Chicken Caprese

Caprese chicken on a white plate with balsamic drizzle.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Nothing screams summer more than Caprese salad.

This dish takes all the fresh ingredients of Caprese salad such as tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic, and combines them with chicken, yum!

Get the Recipe: Chicken Caprese

Thai Peanut Chicken

A plate of peanut chicken on a table with a napkin.
Photo Credit: Haute and Healthy Living

You’ll love this slow cooker Thai peanut chicken recipe with homemade peanut sauce.

Using your slow cooker in the summer months is a great option because it won’t heat your house like the oven.

Get the Recipe: Thai Peanut Chicken

Apricot and Ginger Glazed Chicken

Apricot glazed chicken in a black skillet.
Photo Credit: What a Girl Eats

This apricot chicken is so simple to make and is ready in only 20 minutes. You’ll want to make this simple dinner all the time.

Get the Recipe: Apricot and Ginger Glazed Chicken

Grilled Watermelon and Balsamic Chicken

Chicken topped with watermelon, garnish, and cheese on a wood background.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

This chicken dish features a winning flavor combo of fresh mint, balsamic, and grilled watermelon.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Watermelon and Balsamic Chicken

Tuscan Chicken Tortellini

A slow cooker with ingredients with beef, noodles, and mushrooms on a counter with a napkin.
Photo Credit: Cinnamon and Sage Co

This creamy chicken tortellini is an explosion of Tuscan flavors and is loaded with sundried tomatoes, spinach, and Italian seasoning.

Get the Recipe: Tuscan Chicken Tortellini

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas on a cooking sheet with toppings in the background.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

Cleanup is a breeze with this one-pan chicken fajita recipe that’s filled with seasoned bell peppers and onion in every bite.

Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Southwest Chicken Cobb Salad

Southwest chicken salad in a bowl on a red and white cloth.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

When it’s hot outside and you’re craving something cold, having this hearty Southwest chicken cobb salad will hit the spot.

The homemade chipotle lime dressing is amazing.

Get the Recipe: Southwest Chicken Cobb Salad

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