Why is it that seeing those grill marks on a piece of food—whether it be a burger, a piece of chicken, an ear of corn, even a slab of pineapple—makes our mouths water? It’s practically Pavlovian, the happy hungriness those little blackened lines or crosshatch marks elicit.
I won’t wax on about the smoky bits of char, the crusty exteriors, the juicy interiors, the sticky sauces and glazes, the savory umami-ness, the fragrant rubs, the flavorful marinades, the tangy mops. You know all of that.
Let’s get right to the recipes.
5 Great Grilled Dish Recipes
You’ll want to make extras, to use in everything from Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes, and Lemon Thyme Dressing to Pasta Salad with Chicken and Chipotle Dressing.
And if you still have some left over, check out 10 Things to Make With Leftover Shredded Chicken.
This salad was worth grilling up a steak for! The steak is also amazing served over a bed of rice with a spoonful of Tropical Fruit Salsa.
So easy, and it’s one of those dishes that becomes a centerpiece when you plunk it down on the table.