5 Ways to Use Grilled Chicken Breasts

5 Ways to Use Grilled Chicken Breasts


Nailing the Basics

Grilled chicken breasts are a staple in many kitchens, but let's be real – they can get boring fast. If you're looking to spice up your dinner game, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll explore five inventive ways to transform your grilled chicken breasts into easy weeknight meals.  

And here's the best part: with a little bit of meal prep magic, you can grill up a batch of chicken ahead of time and have it ready to go for the week ahead. Let's dive in! 

Start with Chef Tom’s guides to easy grilled chicken. These recipes can easily be tweaked to tailor the flavor profiles to the recipes you have planned for the week. Just swap the seasonings to something that suits your needs. 

How to Grill Chicken Breasts on a Pellet Grill


How to Grill Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill


Let's Get Creative

With the basics of grilling chicken breasts down pat, it's time to get creative in the kitchen. Next, we'll delve into five unique recipes that make the most of your perfectly grilled chicken breasts. From salads to tacos, each recipe promises crowd pleasing results. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive into these mouthwatering creations. 

1. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Everyone loves pizza but this one is a next level explosion of flavor. A homemade buttermilk ranch base sets this pizza apart from the rest. To save time, prep Tom’s pizza dough recipe the night before or grab a store bought ready-to-bake dough (we won’t tell anyone!). If you’re making the buffalo grilled chicken salad this week as well, double your buttermilk ranch recipe to be used another day.

2. Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad

No boring salads allowed! This one gets extra smokey flavor by grilling off the whole romaine leaves before assembly. Toss your prepped grilled chicken in your favorite buffalo sauce, chop up your charred romaine, and you’re set for a quick, nutritious weeknight meal. 

3. Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

This recipe is so easy it’s criminal. A basic but delicious grilled quesadilla becomes the dippable conduit for a flavor filled homemade salsa Verde. If you've got grilled chicken ready to go, this crowd pleaser can be ready in under 30 minutes. 

4. Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap

This isn’t your average wrap. Chef Tom takes a classic dish and turns it on its head with a panko breadcrumb mixture for crunch, grilled romaine for smokey flavor, and his famous homemade Caesar dressing for tangy flavor. If you’ve got grilled chicken breasts pre-prepped, you’ll simply toss those in some of the Caesar dressing instead of using it as a marinade. 

5. Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Tacos, with their endless possibilities of fillings and toppings, are the versatile dish you need when short on time. Swap the thighs in this recipe with prepped grilled chicken breasts and you’ve got a quick dinner with a stellar homemade salsa. 

Wrapping Things Up

We've barely scratched the surface of culinary possibilities for grilled chicken breasts in this collection of recipes. From zesty salads to flavorful wraps and melty quesadillas, these five recipes have proven that grilled chicken can be the star of the show in any dish. By mastering the art of grilling and embracing your creativity in the kitchen, you've unlocked the secret to turning simple ingredients into sensational meals that will leave your taste buds singing. 

Whether you're planning a weeknight dinner or hosting a backyard barbecue, remember to keep those grilled chicken breasts handy and let your imagination run wild. With a little bit of inspiration and a whole lot of flavor, the possibilities are endless. Cheers to delicious dinners and happy cooking adventures!