10 Easy Summer Dinners to Make on Repeat

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Do you desperately wait for summer every year only to lose all your will to actually cook instead of being outside? Well, you’re not alone! But, honestly, it would be such a crime to miss this beautiful weather and all the fun food that comes with it. This is my favorite time of the year to enjoy food out on the deck and to be able to do that, I like to keep it fairly simple. So, here you have some of my favorite EASY but delicious summer recipes that I am going to be making on repeat for dinner this year!

Chicken Teriyaki Burgers

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Starting strong with these juicy and flavorful chicken teriyaki burgers made on the grill! These are topped with tangy grilled pineapple and red onion, and the patty is so unbelievably moist! If there is one ground chicken burger that is going to convert you – it’s this one! Full recipe: Chicken Teriyaki Burgers

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

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You’re gonna see plenty of tacos in this list but my new favorite are these fish tacos topped with the most flavorful mango salsa! Make use of the fresh summer fruit to bring a tangy twist to your boring taco nights with this recipe. Full recipe: Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

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Another recipe for the grill and no more boring chicken dinners with this easy but delicious balsamic grilled chicken! This uses an easy but flavorful balsamic marinade and turns out so great! Serve with your favorite roasted summer veggies and enjoy. Full recipe: Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Asparagus Mushroom Pasta

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Make use of fresh asparagus with this creamy and dreamy asparagus mushroom pasta! It has a velvety sauce that lemon-y and has such a unique flavor thanks to the tender asparagus. Full recipe: Asparagus Mushroom Pasta

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

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Chicken bowls are some of my favorite meals to make in the summer and I love switching it up! These pineapple teriyaki chicken bowls are sweet, sticky, and so much better than any takeout. Full recipe: Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Balsamic Chicken Salad

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I love turning my grilled chicken into salads and this balsamic chicken was the perfect candidate for a summery balsamic chicken salad! This is fresh, easy to make, and also the perfect summer lunch on busy days. Full recipe: Balsamic Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Wrap

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Would a summer meals list even be complete without mentioning a creamy chicken salad? My favorite way is to eat it wrapped in a tortilla – it’s fresh. creamy, and so filling! Full recipe: Chicken Salad Wrap

Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

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These chicken tacos with a crunchy cilantro lime slaw is one of my favorite weekend meals on the deck! The chicken is perfectly seasoned and you can meal prep it beforehand to lessen your work. Full recipe: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Chimichurri Chicken Thighs

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Juicy grilled chicken thighs with the most delicious chimichurri sauce – can it get any better than this for a summer meal with a glass of cold beer? Full recipe: Chimichurri Chicken Thighs

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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This grilled chicken sandwich is what dreams are made of! You get a perfectly juicy grilled chicken breast topped with sundried tomato aioli between ciabatta rolls. Full recipe: Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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