Brown Sugar-Garlic Chicken

We served this baked chicken with smashed potatoes. The potatoes were par boiled then smashed and sprinkled with salt, fresh rosemary and dried minced onion and baked on cookie sheet in the same oven as the chicken.


  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 4 TBSP. Brown Sugar
  • 3 TBSP. Olive Oil ( to coat the saute pan)
  • Method:

Preheat oven to  500 degrees F.

Lightly grease a casserole dish. In a small saute pan, saute garlic in the Olive Oil. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Lightly brown chicken breast in the same saute pan (2 -3 minutes per side) then place the breasts in the casserole dish and smear the sugar/garlic mixture evenly as possible over the meat. Add Sea Salt and fresh cracked Pepper to taste and bake uncovered for 15 to 30 minutes until the meat is cooked: white inside yet still juicy.

Michelle Day

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