Grilled ''Honey" BBQ Chicken

Grilled ''Honey" BBQ Chicken
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This recipe delivers all the sweet, smoky goodness of classic BBQ, but sweetened with a delicious homemade sauce bursting with savory spices and a touch of “honey” sweetness thanks to Splenda® Multi-Use Syrup. Enjoy the taste you love without the added sugar. Ready to sizzle? Try the recipe now and impress your taste buds (and health goals)!

Cooking notes:
  • To get moist and juicy chicken, try to turn it as few times as possible. Most importantly, do not to overcook!
  • Only apply BBQ sauce after chicken is partially cooked. Otherwise, the sauce could burn if cooked for too long.
  • Brush sauce liberally to get well-coated chicken breast.

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  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 chicken breast
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 chicken breast
  • Amount per serving Calories 230

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 125mg
  • Sodium 500mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 0g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 38g


  • Splenda® Multi-Use Syrup (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1/4 cup
  • no sugar added ketchup (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1/2 cup
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1 tsp
  • liquid smoke (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1 tsp
  • smoked paprika (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1 tsp
  • garlic (grated, for the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1 clove
  • onion powder (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1 tsp
  • Kosher Salt (For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce)
    1/4 tsp
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5-6 ounces each)
    6 whole
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • Kosher Salt
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper (to taste)
    1 pinch


  1. For the "Honey" BBQ Sauce, add all ingredients to a saucepan and stir together. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, until sauce becomes thickened. Pour into a bowl to use for brushing on the chicken while it is grilling. Reserve a few tablespoons to drizzle on chicken after it's been cooked.

  2. For the chicken, prepare the grill by brushing grates clean, spraying with a grill-safe nonstick cooking spray (or brush them carefully with a little oil), and heat grill to 400-450°F.

  3. Place chicken on a platter and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides.

  4. Place each chicken breast on the hot grill, close the top and let cook for about 5 minutes, until they easily release from the grill grates. Then flip chicken, cooking about 5 more minutes on the other side. Brush chicken liberally with the BBQ sauce every couple of minutes. Flip chicken once again, brushing the opposite side with the sauce liberally as well.

  5. Cook until the chicken breasts register an internal temperature of 160°F (they will reach the appropriate 165°F during carry-over cooking time). Be sure not to overcook so you have tender, juicy chicken. Remove from grill, add to platter and cover with foil. Let chicken rest 5 minutes to redistribute juices. Serve with reserved BBQ sauce and enjoy.