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baked chicken with garlic and brown sugar, from Fun Cheap or Free

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 Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
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!
Keyword chicken, garlic brown sugar chicken