Baked chicken legs in breadcrumbs with a summer salad

Summer chicken recipes

Chicken is the star of these summer dishes. We've got salads, stews, sharing platters, traybakes and family feasts perfect for warmer weather

4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Bake chicken legs in a bread crust to lock in the moisture and keep them really juicy, then add the crust to tomato, carrot and leaf salad for extra crunch

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
42 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A kebab always goes down well at a BBQ, and this Korean chicken with sweet, spicy and sticky glaze is our new favourite. Scatter over spring onions to serve

35 mins
Easy
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11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Add a pop of colour to your plate with this vibrant turmeric marinade. This quick dinner is healthy, low-calorie and provides 3 of your 5-a-day

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Layer up noodles, beans, tomatoes, spinach and chicken in jars to serve at a family picnic. These mini salads come with a tasty coconut and peanut dressing

45 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up chicken breasts with fresh thyme and lemon – whether or not you use skin-on chicken is up to you. Orange and rosemary also work well as flavourings

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Toss lettuce, croutons and cheese in a punchy anchovy and garlic dressing for a traditional Caesar salad – plus griddled chicken to take the flavour up a notch

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook this speedy flavour-packed pilaf in just 25 minutes. A twist on chicken curry, it's served with pomegranate seeds, toasted flaked almonds and mint leaves

25 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this deliciously sticky chicken made with a sauce of soy, mirin, sake and sugar as part of an easy Japanese banquet. Serve on bamboo skewers

40 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Combine chicken thighs with new potatoes and capers to make this quick and easy midweek meal, with stuffed olives and lemon zest to add some extra oomph

40 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for a quick but nutritious main meal, look no further – this healthy paprika chicken with tomatoes and lentils delivers four of your 5-a-day

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Cater for a crowd with this easy, hearty chicken casserole that evokes summer in Provence using a fragrant selection of herbs, tomatoes, olives and artichokes

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
111 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Keep these nutty chicken satay strips in the fridge for a healthy choice when you're peckish. The chicken is served with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
21 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A great chicken dish, full of flavour with jerk seasoning, pineapple and sweet potato, served with rice and black beans. Ideal for a family feast

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Amp up this dinner party classic by stuffing three types of cheese, spinach and mushroom into the chicken and wrap with prosciutto. It's modern retro

45 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try this Thai chicken next time you have a barbecue. The marinade is heady with exotic flavours and lemongrass stalks hold the spatchcocked chicken together

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Try making this tasty chicken salad with bulgur wheat and courgette during the week for an easy midweek meal. It's ideal for serving a small crowd.

1 hr
Easy
10 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These sticky chicken drumsticks with Korean marinade are moreish finger food. Try them with coleslaw and salads at a summer picnic — but take napkins!

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
13 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this healthy chilli chicken noodle bowl in just 25 minutes. The addition of peanut butter gives it richness yet it's still under 500 calories

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Add fun to a kids' party and cut down on prep time with fajitas the little ones can build themselves. Serve with guacamole alongside the chicken and peppers

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This Indian chicken dish has two marinades and takes more effort, but the wonderful spicy flavours are well worth it – it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

1 hr
More effort
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A fresh and fruity, low calorie salad with Thai-inspired flavours. Blanching the chillies keeps all the flavour but removes some of the stinging heat

40 mins
Easy
20 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

When hunger strikes this healthy chicken with rice and peas dish will not only fill you up but provide plenty of nutrients, too, containing three of your five-a-day

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
105 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This slow-cooked stew is packed with Mediterranean flavour from chorizo, olives, tomatoes and peppers. The meat will fall off the bone – mop up the sauce with bread

6 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
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