Grilled chicken made easy: 4 juicy and flavorful recipes

Adam Rapoport from Bon Appétit magazine serves up some simple but savory dishes that are perfect for a summer barbecue. Try his recipes for chicken under a brick, beer-can chicken, wings, tacos and more.

Chicken under a brick

Ingredients

    • 1 3 1/2–4-lb. chicken, backbone removed
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • 2 bricks wrapped in foil

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Beer-can chicken

Ingredients

    • 1 can light lager
    • 1 3 1/2–4-lb. chicken
    • 2 tablespoons spice rub
    • Foil baking pan

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Herbed grilled chicken wings and thighs

Ingredients

    • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • 2 pounds chicken wings
    • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs

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Slate-grilled chicken tacos

Ingredients

    • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges, keeping root intact
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
    • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, coarsely crushed
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 8 corn tortillas, warmed (for serving)
    • 2 avocados, sliced (for serving)
    • Charred tomatillo salsa verde (for serving)
    • Cilantro sprigs, sliced radishes, and lime wedges (for serving)

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