Low Carb Savory Italian Grilled Chicken

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “This is such a delicious way to fix chicken! Great for summer time dinners, or anytime for that matter :).Hopefully you enjoy it!”

    Ingredients

  • 6chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cupolive oil
  • 3clovesgarlic, crushed
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cupfresh basil leaf, chopped
  • 1/4 cupmelted butter
  • 3sprigsfresh rosemary
  • 1tablespoonparmesan cheese
  • Directions

  • To grill, skin chicken breasts and rub in pepper to taste.
  • Blend basil, olive oil, butter, garlic and parmesan cheese at low speed using an electric blender, chopper or processor till smooth.
  • Baste chicken lightly with mixture.
  • Grill over medium coals basting during cooking time with basil sauce.
  • During this time add the rosemary branches to coals for added smoke flavor.
  • Do this 2 or 3 times.
  • Grill 10 minutes each side depending on barbecue temperature.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve this grilled chicken recipe with rice or Italian pasta.
  • Reviews

  • “Had some unexpected guests for lunch today and this was a wonderful, quick recipe that everyone loved.I had eight chicken breast halves and should have doubled the marinade recipe, but it was still excellent!Thanks for posting!”

  • “5/14/09 I have to agree with a couple of the Reviews.. The ingredients sounded fabulous.. as one person said.. “what’s not to love” but when grilled the ingredients lost a lot of their flavour and the chicken DID toughen a little bit. I think maybe the Parmesan cheese was the issue. Next time I will take it out as the other ingredients stand well, alone.”

  • “My husband and I thought this was fantastic.We grilled one very large chicken breast and 4 smaller tenderloins.He was a bit heavy handed with the sauce on the tenderloins and they turned out the best!I only had dried basil on hand, so I used 1 Tbl of that and added a dash of dried rosemary to the mix as well before blending and basting.Thanks for a great easy grill recipe!”

  • “Garlic, basil, rosemary and parmesan cheese…what’s not to love? Unfortunately this recipe was a bit of a disappointment. Without the benefit of a marinating acid and time the flavours seemed to fade while grilling and the chicken became a little tough. I would try this again, but make some substantial changes. Thank you for posting.”

  • “Outstanding!I made them on the grill and they were moist, tender and very flavorful.I know it doesn’t fit with the low-carb lifestyle, but I would add salt next time.This is one of the best grilled chicken dishes ever.Thank you, L2T, for sharing this recipe.”

  • “I made this with dried herbs, and it was alright, it probably would have been alot better with fresh herbs.I won’t make it again.”

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