Grilling Season is Here

Tips, trends, and delicious ideas to get your 2024 grilling season started off with a bang.

Gorgeous days & patio nights…sounds like it’s time to fire up the grill!

As we step into the vibrant days of late Spring, grilling becomes more than just a cooking method—it’s a celebration of flavor and togetherness. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just starting, here are some tips, trends, and delicious ideas to start off your 2024 grilling season just right.

Experiment with marinades.

Elevate your chicken with marinades featuring citrus, herbs, and spices. Try our chicken with a zesty lemon-garlic marinade for a burst of flavor. Mix together:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3–4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

This goes perfectly with our juicy chicken breasts!

Go beyond burgers. Grilling trends are moving towards adventurous recipes. Think outside the bun with grilled pizzas, chicken skewers, and even grilled desserts.

Grill your greens. Grilling isn’t just for meat. Try grilling vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and asparagus. The smoky flavor adds depth to salads, wraps, and pasta dishes.

Don’t forget the fruit. Grilled fruits like pineapple, watermelon, and peaches are excellent for desserts or as a side to savory dishes. The heat caramelizes the natural sugars, enhancing their sweetness.

Get the right temp. Invest in a good meat thermometer to ensure your chicken is cooked perfectly every time—until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Recipes that are perfect for the grill:

Honey Sriracha Kebabs

Balsamic Brown Sugar Chicken

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs

What time is it? Grill time.

Now that you are well-versed in the latest grilling ideas, head down to a Sam’s Club near you to stock up on our delicious, tasty chicken that’s primed and ready for your grill.