Whether it’s Father’s Day, a warm summer evening, or you simply adore the smoky, charred flavor of grilled food (or all of the above), our best grill recipes include grilled chicken recipes, grilled shrimp and fish recipes, grilled beef recipes, grilled pork recipes, and grilled vegetable recipes. Just like a proper backyard barbecue, there’s a little something for everyone on this menu. Bring your own drinks, sides, and desserts, kick off your shoes, stand barefoot in a shady patch of grass, inhale the aroma of caramelizing meat and vegetables on the grill, and enjoy the moment.
Grilled Chicken Recipes
This isn't an average grilled chicken recipe—it starts with a punchy, memorable homemade dry rub that's Whole30, keto, Primal/paleo, and sugar-free—gets cooked through in the oven, brushed with Whole30 Approved Hawaiian barbecue sauce, and placed on a hot grill to develop a crisp charred exterior.
The skin on this grilled chicken, layered with flavors from all the spices and cooked to crispy perfection, just might be our favorite part. Although the incredibly moist meat was a revelation, too. Who knew grilled chicken—even the breast meat—could be so moist? Spatchcocking the bird is largely responsible for this, but keeping the grill at a steady heat without any flare-ups is important too.
Primal Kitchen Founder Mark Sisson isn’t the only foodie in the family—his daughter Devyn, a cookbook author, creates Primal recipes in her kitchen, too. Devyn combined two Primal Kitchen marinades to infuse flavor and moisture into skinless chicken breasts before they get charred on the grill. Don’t miss the two-ingredient recipe for grilled chicken thighs.
Grilled Beef Recipes
This burger is a study in contrasting flavors and textures—ideal for those who crave more tongue-tingling interest than a beef patty cloaked only in melted cheese offers.
This beefy, char-grilled handheld meal is made even more tantalizing with oozing cheese and a drippy sauce with the funky piquancy of blue cheese and the soothing mellowness of mayo.
Grilling a steak isn’t hard work, but a few things can make a big difference for the end result. Watch Primal Kitchen Founder, Mark Sisson, grill a steak the way he likes it in his backyard in this video.
Primal Kitchen products you’ll need: Avocado Oil Spray
This simple Primal/paleo and keto burger with butter lettuce, tomato, bacon, red onion, and avocado slices would be delightful topped with traditional ranch, but we can’t leave well enough alone. We love how the hickory, peppery notes compliment the herbaceous buttermilk flavor in our BBQ Ranch Dressing.
Primal Kitchen products you’ll need: BBQ Ranch Dressing
Grilled Fish and Shrimp Recipes
For some lighter fare, we love these Primal- and keto-friendly kabobs with summer veggies. Our Lemon Turmeric Vinaigrette makes this dish incredibly easy and flavorful—without much time and effort on your part.
Primal Kitchen products you’ll need: Lemon Turmeric Vinaigrette & Marinade
The light taste of fish is often overpowered by heavy sauces. We’ve found marinades to be a great alternative. A quintessential summer flavor for said marinade? Cilantro lime of course.
Grilled Pork Recipes
Our sticky ribs recipe makes use of two delectable sauces to flavor pork spare ribs. The first one is used as a marinade, and the second, our No-Soy Teriyaki Sauce, is used to baste before and during grilling.
You’ll want to put this Primal+keto dinner put on the regular rotation for its flavor and ease: succulent pork tenderloin, made juicier and richer with a honey mustard marinade alongside a cool, crunchy broccoli salad with celery, radishes macadamia nuts and bacon.
These fall-of-the-bone BBQ ribs might first appear to be a bit of a time investment, but I promise you they’re worth the wait! Once they’re on the grill they’re pretty much hands off, leaving you free to enjoy the afternoon knowing dinner will be delicious.
Primal Kitchen products you’ll need: Organic Unsweetened Ketchup
Vegetarian & Vegan Grill Recipes
A little smoky with charred caramelized bits, grilled broccoli provides a complex plant-based side dish or main entree for vegans, vegetarians, or really anyone looking for a satisfying break from meat.
These basic but meaty, zippy, umami, a touch salty and deeply savory grilled portobello mushrooms are the perfect stand-in for meat as a main dish; a complimentary accent to serve alongside a grill-crusted rib eye; or a keto, Primal/paleo and Whole30 bun substitute for a burger.
Creamy, salty, spicy, chewy, and fun to eat, Mexican grilled corn can be made vegetarian—using Primal Kitchen Mayo and cotija cheese—or vegan using Primal Kitchen Vegan Mayo and no cheese.
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- Easy Summer Recipes for Grilling, Chilling, and Feeding a Crowd
- Whole30 Cooking Tips and Recipes
- Our Best Burger Recipes Plus How to Make the Best Burgers
- 30-Minute Dinner Recipes and Ideas
- 30-Minute or Less Pasta Sauce Recipes
- Easy Italian-Style Family Dinner Recipes
- Freezer-Friendly Recipes
- Easy Dessert Recipes