32 Best Grilled Main Dishes

Forget the potato salad. The secret to slaying the barbecue competition is right here, with these juicy chops, smoky chicken dishes, sizzling steaks and spicy shrimp.

Part of: Summer Grilling: Main Dishes

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Grilled Steak with Lemon Butter

"My husband's first words were 'OH MY’. The recipe was very easy to follow, and the texture and flavor of the meat with the butter was outstanding."

-Titanium’s Chef

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Grilled Moroccan Chicken

"I recommend using boneless chicken thighs instead of the breasts. This was not spicy at all, just a delicious combination of flavors that works fantastically."

-Chris #5

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Spicy Grilled Fish

"Mmmm, yummy fish! I have a hard time getting my husband to eat fish, but he loved this one! I used my cast iron skillet instead of my grill on a rainy day."

-Mami J

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Marinated Pork Tenderloin

"Excellent recipe. Easy to prepare and the finished dish was tender and delicious. I let the pork marinate for 2 1/2 days and broiled it in the oven."

-Chef Tony

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Slammin' Blackened Salmon

"This baby is headed straight to my best-of-the-best file because it's so simple and company-worthy. It's very flavorful without being too spicy — truly a standout recipe!"

-LifeIsGood

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Steak or Chicken Kebabs

"Very good. I really liked the flavor of the meat and veggies. This was very easy to prepare and the crunchier veggies were a bonus!"

-Color Guard Mom

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Thai-Grilled Chicken Thighs

"Very flavorful! I made some shallow slits in the chicken so the marinade would seep into the meat."

-Corn Maiden

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Marinated Grilled Lamb

"This took me less then five minutes to put together and was so simple to grill. My husband said it was the best lamb he's ever tasted."

-Chef floWer

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Porterhouse Steak with Parmesan Butter

"This is fabulous. It is one of the best steak recipes I have ever tried."

-Cook4_6

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Grilled Garlic Pork Tenderloin

"This is the best recipe I've ever tried for pork tenderloin. The fresh ginger really stands out in this dish."

-NancysFancies

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Quick Grilled Trout

"This is a wonderful way to do trout — actually the only way. I cooked them on my grill and they came out perfect. Delicious!"

-Derf

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Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

"This was a delicious supper! I took the recipe's suggestion and deglazed the pan with a splash of white wine and some beef broth, which made a wonderful sauce."

-Linda B

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Secret Sirloin Steak

"The marinade was great. And the butter sauce really complemented the flavors and made this extra special!"

-Kookie Kathy

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Grilled Fish with Garlic & White Wine

"The sauce is just what we wanted. I served it over a whole barbecued snapper. It had lots of flavor and wasn't too heavy."

-lilianacalleja_12902994

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Tex-Mex Pork Chops

"These are excellent pork chops! My youngest daughter said they were the best chops she's ever had. This will be a regular at my table because it's so easy."

-daisygrl64

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World's Best Grilled Steak

"AMAZING! My family applauded. I find it works best with New York strip steaks. They are the perfect thickness to soak up all the flavor!"

-Chef #1434478

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Garlic-Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa

"I love this recipe. It's one of those recipes where you can thoroughly impress your guests with your cooking ability, but in reality, it doesn't take much effort to make!"

-TyrusG

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Cajun Pork Chops

"I was prepared to be somewhat critical of this recipe because it's missing salt, but guess what? The chops were so flavorful, I didn't miss the salt at all!"

-Spice Guru

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Grilled T-Bone Steaks

"This is the BEST marinade for all types of beef. I even make it to take camping. All of the other campsites are jealous when they smell our meat barbecuing!"

-lgoldammer

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Marinated Grilled Tuna Steak

"These were fantastic! I was only able to let it marinate 3 1/2 hours and I forgot to oil my grill, but my tuna steaks still came out mouthwatering and absolutely delicious!"

-Papayaraya

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Simple Caribbean Jerk Chicken

"Hands down, this is the BEST chicken ever! I strip the skin off prior to grilling, and the flesh grills so well with the marinade that it becomes the 'new skin' on the chicken."

-Garden Addict

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Grilled Tilapia

"This is a wonderful recipe! I grilled this on tin foil with holes poked through to keep it from falling through the grate. The aioli sauce was an awesome addition."

-JustJan

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Grilled Chicken Wings

"There is NO way you're going to have leftovers! These are positively scrumptious and so easy. I took a couple over to the neighbors and they almost bit my fingers off to get them!"

-KeyWee

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Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

"Unbelievable! I never would have thought that store-bought ingredients would come together so well. The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the butter was to die for."

-Helen Hes

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Grilled Salmon

"This salmon was tender, moist and tasty."

-Sue Gifford

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Ginger, Lemon & Garlic Swordfish Steak

"This is a fabulous swordfish recipe! The lemon flavor dominates, but it doesn't overpower the ginger or garlic. It was meaty and juicy — yum!"

-AmandaInOz

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Grilled Turkey Burgers

"I made my burgers exactly as the recipe is written and they were simply delicious."

-SloppyJoe

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Grilled Flat Iron Steak

"This is the perfect marinade for steak. This was the first time I didn't need to drown my steak in ketchup or steak sauce!"

-Karen=^..^=

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Best Grilled Pork Chops

"These were the best pork chops I've ever tasted in my life! They were tender and full of flavor. Everyone loved them."

-Bec

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Grilled Shrimp

"These shrimp were fabulous! There wasn't too much heat, but the flavor was so good, no extra spice was required."

-Jen~P

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3-Ingredient BBQ Chicken

The power of your favorite barbecue sauce and classic A.1. combine to deliver this summer's most ridiculously easy chicken dish.

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Cod Grilled in Foil

"What a wonderful way to cook fish on the grill. This was very moist and tasty. We used tilapia and salmon, and they were both wonderful!"

-Marie

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