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Easy Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Make sure you save the liquid from this juicy chicken dish! Packed with flavor, it's a perfect gravy for rice, potatoes, or even veggies.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, garlic brown sugar chicken
Servings: 8


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cloves minced garlic (or 3T minced garlic from a jar)
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Additional herbs and spices as desired (we added rosemary, herbs de provence, and a little thyme)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Spray a baking pan or cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a small saute pan, saute garlic in oil on medium heat until tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Add additional herbs and spices as desired.
  • Season chicken with salt & pepper. Place chicken in pan and cover with garlic mixture. (Note: we poked the chicken a few times with a fork so the sauce would get down inside it.)
  • Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes, depending on thickness, until juices run clear. Serve and enjoy!


The chicken breasts we used were HUGE. We cut them in 1/2 - 1/3 pieces, so they were more like large chunks. It ended up being the perfect portion size!