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15 Easy and Delicious Grilled Chicken Recipes

15 Easy and Delicious Grilled Chicken Recipes

I don’t know about you guys, but I love me some chicken. I could honestly eat it with every meal. Unfortunately, some of my chicken intake is in less than healthy ways (hello, nuggets and schnitzel). The good news is that grilling chicken is both healthy and delicious.

Check out these amazing grilled chicken recipes:

1. Lemon-Herb Grilled Chicken Wings

    This recipe not only has a fresh and zesty flavour, but it also has very few ingredients. This means it’s super easy and fast to make, and won’t overpower the natural flavour of the chicken itself.

    2. Grilled Chicken with Caramelised Peaches

      The combination of the fruit, chicken, and couscous gives the recipe a lovely Moroccan feel.

      3. Yogurt Marinated Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken

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        As a fan of Indian spices, this is quite possibly the perfect grilled chicken for my tastes. Bring this chicken to a picnic or party, or debut it on a barbecue.

        4. Greek Grilled Chicken with Tzatziki

          This recipe screams “big fat Greek gathering” to me! Also, the combination of chicken and tzatziki is fascinating.

          5. Grilled Chicken with Corn Salad

            This gorgeously fresh salad recipe would be great for lunch or to take along to a gathering. It’s a fantastic option for kids lunch boxes, as well.

            6. Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Stacks

              Not only do you get grilled chicken with this recipe, you also get delicious grilled veggies. It’s perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

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              7. Sticky Grilled Chicken

                This amazing Asian-inspired recipe is full of rich flavours that will have you reaching for a second bowl.

                8. Jamie Oliver’s Barbecued Chicken

                  You really can’t beat grilling on a BBQ, particularly when you have Jamie Oliver to guide you. What I really like about this recipe is the mixture of citrus and chili.

                  9. Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Rice Salad

                    This Mediterranean inspired dish is the perfect addition to any summer BBQ.

                    10. Lemon and Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Fried New Potatoes

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                      Fresh and delectable flavours on a bed of fried potatoes…where do I sign up?

                      11. BBQ Chicken Pizza

                        You didn’t really expect me to leave pizza off the list, did you? This pizza is sweet (from the barbecue sauce) and savory (from the chicken). What a delicious combination!

                         

                        12. Grilled Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwiches

                          Chicken. Bacon. Cheese. These elements make for the perfect sandwich. I recommend using brioche for the bread.

                           

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                          13. Garlic-Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts

                            I know there’s been a lot of fruit based recipes in this collection, but that’s because chicken really does lend so well to it. This time, our old friend Mr. Garlic is coming along for the ride.

                            14. Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Drumsticks

                              This is another party favourite. Who doesn’t want more mango powder in their life?

                              15. Chicken Caesar Burger

                                This recipe calls for ground chicken, but I would personally substitute it for some grilled chicken breast. Perfection!

                                Featured photo credit: Grilled Chicken via ezeliving.files.wordpress.com

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                                Last Updated on July 8, 2020

                                18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                                18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                                The act of writing in a journal often seems daunting or unnecessary to many people. Even authors who work on novels might shun the idea of daily diaries. What purpose does jotting down words on a regular basis do if not contributing to the next novel, play or song? I know from experience many benefits of journaling that I wish to share.

                                1. Understand Yourself Better

                                Though many people and even writers avoid keeping journals, I vow to do it more often. Not only do I desire to take up daily journaling but also I plan to do it with pen to paper.

                                Some of the benefits I’ve found from my more active days include finding myself in the sense of understanding what matters to me and what I want out of life. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to find a spouse who is my best friend and advocate in raising children. I attribute this and much more to what I learned about myself in keeping journals for years.

                                2. Keep Track of Small Changes

                                I’ll admit that I never got very far with my guitar lessons, but in writing in a journal, I have seen the ability to track small changes like those that come when you practice anything.

                                Those learning a musical instrument often fail to see the small improvements that come with regular practice. Writing won’t help you switch chords any faster, but it will help you to develop a better sense for language and grammar just by doing it.

                                3. Become Aware of What Matters

                                As you continue to write in a journal, following a stream-of-consciousness feel, you can look back on the topics that you chose to write about. Those issues and emotions that poured out of you will provide insight on to what matters most to you.

                                You may not even realize that you’re job is depressing you or that you want to spend more time with your kids until you look over your thoughts that you weren’t really thinking about.

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                                4. Boost Creativity

                                The idea that the brain and its neural activity across hemispheres encourages learning also shows up in increased creativity. Just like with learning an instrument, your increased activity will inspire your thoughts to connect and reconnect in different ways.

                                When I wrote in a journal, I often wrote poetry as well as just my thoughts as they came out. I started to hear poems more in my mind; so much so that I took to scrawling lines on napkins and finding metaphors in mundane activities.

                                You really are what you do, so writing helps grow more than being a writer. Writing boosts the way you communicate and structure language, which really is a creative process.

                                5. Represents Your Emotions in a Safe Environment

                                A journal is as private as it gets. You can lock it in a safe or tuck it under a pillow and no one will accidentally share it on social media or have an opportunity to “leave a comment.”

                                Write about your sorrow as much as your happiness and frustration and know that you don’t have to keep your emotions inside your body. You can put them on paper.

                                6. Process Life Experiences

                                When you take the time to look back over what you’ve written, be it a week or a year later, you will have the distance you need to more objectively interpret your raw feelings.

                                Everything from losing a job to losing a loved one can emerge in a new light for a fresh perspective. Figuring out how the benefits of journaling affect your perspective on life will create connection and increase creativity.

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                                7. Stress Relief

                                In combining the exercise inherent in fine motor coordination that comes from the act of writing with the emotional release of self expression, those who maintain a journal relieve stress.

                                Try it out. Go home and write about your day. Write about the traffic. Write about the coffee order the barista got wrong but you didn’t have time to change. See how you can physically purge some of that pent-up stress by putting it on paper.

                                8. Provide Direction

                                Though journaling is often conducted as an activity without much direction, it often provides direction.

                                One of the biggest benefits of journaling is that your chaotic thoughts merge to show a direction in which to head. Asking the right questions is the only way to achieve the best solutions, so look to your journal to find your way toward your next goal.

                                9. Solve Problems

                                Just as in practicing math problems, we all get better at finding hidden solutions through the act of processing.

                                Think of your next goal as X and solve your life problems by reading your journals as word problems. The benefit of journaling here is that you write, explore and process to recognize and then solve problems.

                                When life is too in-your-face, you have to step back to see reality. Living in the moment allows us to write in the moment and use that expression to solve problems.

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                                10. Find Relief From Fighting

                                Solving your problems only comes after time to process, recognize and strategize. Just as in the benefit of journaling where relief comes from the act of writing, relief from fighting comes when you decide to “sit this one out” and communicate one-way.

                                Fighting is only productive when the fighters care to communicate and find common ground. When the emotions are as high as the stress levels, writing will function as the best time out.

                                11. Find Meaning in Life

                                Journaling will show you why you are living, whether you are wallowing in things you wish to change or striving to make the changes. Your life will begin to take on new meaning and your own words will reveal the actions that got you where you are so that you can assess and pave a new path for your future.

                                12. Allow Yourself to Focus

                                Taking even a small amount of time out of every day will provide you with not only peace of mind but also increased focus. Taking a break to meditate in writing and journaling will sharpen your mental faculties.

                                13. Sharpen Your Spirituality

                                When we write, we allow all the energy and experiences to flow through us, which often provides further insight into our own spirituality. Even if your parents didn’t raise you to follow a specific religion, your thoughts will start to show you what you believe about the universe and your place in it.

                                14. Let the Past Go

                                I’ve mentioned a few examples where going back over your writing offers advice and direction, but the simply truth is that writing down our feelings can be the best way to let them go. We can choose to literally throw these pages away when they’re filled with negativity and hate.

                                15. Allow Freedom

                                Journaling is the perfect way to not only express yourself but to also experience the freedom of being who you are. Your books can stay private or you can publish them. Your freedom stems from your sense of self and your perception of your thoughts.

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                                16. Enhance Your Career

                                Again, the private act of pen-to-paper processing provides the benefits of journaling mentioned above, but you can also enhance your career when you take similar ideas and categorize, edit and publish them in an online blog.

                                Your thoughts will often be personal and express emotions, but another benefit of journaling is uncovering fresh ideas about your work.

                                17. Literally Explore Your Dreams

                                All the benefits I’ve mentioned explore ideas, thoughts and emotions, which is also what our dreams and nightmares do. Through writing down your dreams from the previous night, you can enhance your creativity as well as connect some of the metaphorical dots from the rest of your journal.

                                18. Catalog Your Life for Others

                                No one wants to think about dying, but we all die. Leaving a journal will act as a way to reconnect with family and friends left behind. The ideas you wish to keep personal while you process the life you’re living will serve to rekindle and inspire those who loved you through the process.

                                We consider our partners our life witnesses, but writing provides a tangible mark on the world.

                                Now that you’ve learned all the benefits of journaling, it’s time to start writing a journal:

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