15 Irresistible Summer Chicken Breast Recipes

Summer weather is here. That means it’s time to fire up the grill or turn on the stove and start cooking some delicious chicken breast recipes! Chicken breast is a versatile protein that can be cooked in a variety of ways, and it’s a great option for a light and healthy meal.

In this recipe roundup, we’ve gathered 15 of our favorite summer chicken breast recipes. Whether you’re looking for a grilled chicken breast recipe, an air fryer or Instant Pot chicken breast recipe, or a pan-fried chicken breast recipe, we have something for you.

These 15 summer chicken breast recipes are sure to be a hit with everyone at your next barbecue or potluck.

15 yummy summer chicken breast recipes you have to try! Shown - grilled chicken breasts on a plate with a garlic sauce in the middle of the plate for dipping, buffalo chicken rice bowl, chicken skewers wrapped in bacon with a side of asparagus and walnut cranberry chicken salad on bread cut in half ready to serve.

I don’t like turning the oven on in the summer so we carefully selected the recipes that won’t heat up your house on a hot summer day!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl
We love buffalo chicken here and this easy buffalo chicken rice bowl by Bless This Mess is absolutely amazing! It is perfect for the summer, easy to make and you don't have to heat up the house making dinner. It is a delicious rice bowl topped with buffalo chicken, avocado, celery, tomatoes and bacon. Then she has a simple homemade buffalo ranch drizzle that really adds a great flavor to this rice bowl.
If you love buffalo chicken and you love rice bowls, you will love this buffalo chicken rice bowl!
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Grilled Chicken Breasts with a Creamy Garlic Sauce
Our grilled chicken with creamy garlic sauce is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavor of juicy grilled chicken with the richness of a creamy garlic sauce. It's a perfect choice for a quick weeknight dinner or a summer barbecue!
You will love the garlic sauce, we use it on other grilled dishes as well. It's easy and delicious.
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4 grilled chicken breasts on a plate with a bowl of creamy garlic sauce in the middle of the plate for serving.
Easy Grilled Chicken Breast with Sweet and Zesty Marinade
Grilling chicken is one of our favorite ways to cook it in the summer. It doesn't heat up the house and is really easy cleanup! These grilled chicken breasts by Princess Pinky Girl are so delicious with a sweet and zesty marinade featuring Dijon mustard, honey and a few other simple ingredients. You will love these chicken breasts, so easy and delicious!
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers
These bacon wrapped chicken skewers by Blackberry Babe are so amazing! They are so delicious and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. She has a homemade maple sriracha sauce that is made with just 3 ingredients but adds so much flavor to the chicken skewers. I like to dip mine in the sauce, but you can also pour it over as a glaze. These are definitely a must try summer chicken breast recipe, you will love them!
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Teriyaki Chicken on a Stick
Teriyaki chicken on a stick by The Short Order Cook is easy to make and absolutely delicious! They are grilled kebabs making them a perfect summer chicken breast recipe, no heating up the house. These kebabs pair well with many different side dishes and are sure to be a hit at your next cookout, everybody will love them! And you will love how easy they are to make.
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The Best Chicken Marinade
Quick and easy to put together, our chicken marinade has a great flavor and makes the meat very juicy! It has the perfect combination of lime, garlic and spices making it tender and delicious. The chicken only needs 30 minutes in the marinade before grilling.
We usually cut the chicken into tenders, but you can use this marinade on whole chicken breasts and even on pork chops!
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Marinated chicken on a plate after being grilled, ready to serve
Orange Ginger Asian Chicken Marinade
Orange ginger Asian chicken marinade by Seasoned Sprinkles is a delicious way to enjoy chicken breasts in the summer! She cooks them on the stove top so these are great even if you do not have a grill (tho you can cook them on the grill too.) The citrus marinade adds an amazing flavor while also tenderizing the meat. Everybody will love them and you will love how easy they are with just a few ingredients!
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Easy Chicken Fajitas
Our chicken fajitas are always a hit here and we think your family will love them too! They have a simple homemade fajita seasoning, a mixture of peppers and onions along with the chicken. We love to serve them with rice, black beans and some other toppings but you can serve them with your favorites.
They are easy to make on the stove so they don't heat up the house and you don't need a grill for them.
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A dinner bowl with chicken fajita filling, rice, beans and cheese. Salsa and sour cream in side dishes.
Low Carb Cashew Chicken
Low carb cashew chicken by The Sugar Free Diva is a delicious way to prepare chicken breasts in the summer! It's better then takeout and can be made keto, low carb and sugar free diet friendly. This cashew chicken can be done in about 30 minutes on the stove top making it perfect for a busy summer night.
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Healthy Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry (gluten free, paleo)
This gluten free chicken and veggie stir fry by Go Healthy With Bea is quick and easy to make on the stove top. It is so delicious with the perfect combination of veggies, chicken, cashews and a simple stir fry sauce. It takes only about 30 minutes, making it a great summer chicken breast recipe!
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Italian Chicken with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella
If you’re looking for a quick and easy summertime dinner that’s both healthy and delicious, look no further than Italian chicken skillet by Healthy With a Chance of Sprinkles. This recipe is made entirely in one pan on the stovetop, making it perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
We enjoy it over pasta, but you can even serve it with just a salad!
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Easy Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
Crispy, crunchy, and a great use for leftover chicken breast, this cranberry walnut chicken salad recipe by Lynn's Way of Life is an easy weekday lunch or dinner. It is so delicious, you are going to love it!
Chicken salad is a favorite here on a hot summer day when you really don't want hot foods.
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Greek Chicken Pasta Salad
This Greek chicken pasta salad by Kit's Kitchen is so easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner or lunch! It is delicious and the family (even the kids) will love it. Sometimes a cold salad for dinner on a hot summer day is very refreshing, making this a perfect summer chicken breast recipe.
Enjoy this salad for a family dinner, a picnic or even your next cookout!
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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Easy and delicious, these air fryer chicken breasts by Small Town Woman are perfect for a busy summer night. They are big on flavor with just a few ingredients and perfectly juicy. And cooking them in the air fryer keeps the house from heating up on a hot summer day!
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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
This Instant Pot BBQ chicken from Dishes With Dad is perfect for an easy summer weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes. It features juicy chicken breasts seasoned with barbecue rub and pressure cooked in your favorite BBQ sauce.
Cooking in the Instant Pot is great in the summer, it doesn't heat up the house like the oven does!
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We hope you enjoy these summer chicken breast recipes as much as we do! They are all pretty quick to make because who likes complicated dinner on a busy summer night? Not me!

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