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Zesty Grilled Garlic-Herb Chicken

Zesty Grilled Garlic-Herb Chicken

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Hot, sweet and savory--many herbs lend distinct, delicious notes to this marinade for grilled chicken.

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  • Calories:
  • 662 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 59 g
  • 91%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 641 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Place chicken in a shallow dish. In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, SPLENDA(R) Granulated Sweetener, honey, saffron, garlic, basil, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, oregano, parsley, and sage. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Cover, and marinate 20 to 25 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat the grill for medium heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade, and place chicken on the grill. Cook for 10 minutes on each side, or until exterior is charred and juices run clear.
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This is a great recipe and I realize that it's a reduced sugar version of Bessy's Zesty Grilled Garlic-Herb Chicken (one of my favorites that I've made a number of times) but when converting 1/2 cup of sugar from the original recipe 1/2 cup of Splenda should be 1/4 cup. I also eliminate the saffron and it doesn't make a difference in the recipe. I pound the chicken down to 1/2 inch, cut the oil down to 3/4 cup, put everything into a ziploc bag and marinate it for a few hours. The chicken gets carmelized due to the sugars, comes out moist and it's definitely zesty as the name states. It's delicious and I usually serve it with Penne from Heaven from this site.


I substituted the splenda with 1/3 cup of brown sugar, left out the saffron because its more valuable than gold up here in Canada. To counteract the sweetnees of the sugar and honey I added the zest and juice of 1 lime, and a 1/4 cup of orange juice. I also cut the oil in 1/2. It came out amazing, moist and very tasty


This had a good flavor. I used about 1/3 c of brown sugar, no saffron and cut back on the oil. I'll cut the oil back even more next time, maybe 2/3 c. Husband liked this easy dish.