What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Easy Garlic Chicken

19 Sep

This recipe got a thumbs up from all five of us, which is a rarity! Even the leftovers went quickly!

Last week I was on Facebook when a friend of mine posted a very simple recipe for garlic chicken. I absolutely love garlic, and I love brown sugar, which it called for, and I even had all the ingredients for the recipe already. I decided to make it the very next day. She had gotten the recipe from Food.com and you can see the recipe here. It was called Easy Garlic Chicken, and I love Easy as much as I love Garlic and Brown Sugar.

Originally, when I saw the cooking temperature, 500 degrees, I asked whether or not that was too high, but it wasn’t. We cooked ours at that temperature and we actually had to use the entire 30 minute cooking time because our very large chicken breasts were still partially frozen in the middle. We also differed from the recipe by using bone-in, with skin, rather than boneless, skinless. Every so often I like to mix it up a bit and buy bone-in breasts.

A side of sauteed asparagus and brown rice completed the meal. I’d definitely make this again and I encourage you to give it a try too!


It was tempting for me to keep tasting the brown sugar rub. Very tempting.


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons olive oil
1) Preheat oven to 500°F and lightly grease a casserole dish.
2) In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.
3) Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
4) Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.
5) Add salt and pepper to taste.
6) Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes.

We couldn’t wait for these to be done, the whole house smelled fabulous the entire time they were cooking!

2 Responses to “What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Easy Garlic Chicken”

  1. Joanne B. September 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Yeah, so glad you liked it. I actually fussed with the cooking temperature, and I should have just rolled with it. Easy and my kids gobbled it up. 🙂

  2. Sue Meyerson September 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    so funny! I have had it on my counter all week, waiting to make it..have all the ingredients, cept the chicken!!! And we keep running out the door to meetings, so I have to make something very fast (like angel hair pasta!) ..maybe tomorrow..I think chicken breasts are on sale and Garden Hills Fruit and Deli…

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