Low Carb Savory Italian Grilled Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

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


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


Most Helpful

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!

Marie December 27, 2003

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.

Neilis May 14, 2009

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!

Stingin' Stripey March 24, 2009

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