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Zesty Grilled Garlic-Herb Chicken

"Hot, sweet and savory--many herbs lend distinct, delicious notes to this marinade for grilled chicken."
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1 h 20 m servings 652 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 652 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 59 g
  • 91%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.1g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 641 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Note
  • Serving Size: 1 prepared chicken breast
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.

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  1. 31 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

The saffron kills this marinade. Too bad!

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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...

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 ...

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.

This is a great recipe because of previous comments I reduced the amount of splenda and oil. My guests can't eat things too spicy so I also reduced the red pepper, but would add more back for j...

I did not have Splenda so I used sugar and loved it! Will defiantly be making this again.

This was a great dish! I couldn't find saffron anywhere so I went without and it still turned out wonderfull. Also added a 1/2 tsp black pepper. Had a nice zip, but not too spicy. My kids loved ...

The saffron kills this marinade. Too bad!

Very good!!! This recipe was simple, fast and tasted amazing. Everyone in the house loved it!

It was too sweet for us, although I cut Splenda in half. But I also cut cajun pepper in half. Felt like sweet herby chicken. Did not like the ansamble of herbs either(although I made a change - ...