Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sweet Garlic Chicken


This recipe is so VERY easy and so tasty! And it only has 4 ingredients...well 6, if you count the salt & pepper! I love garlic and would put it on almost anything! But I never thought that combining garlic with brown sugar and olive oil could make such a flavorful recipe!

This chicken was so tender and juicy! This meal was done in less than an hour! It was sweet and savory...my two favorite flavors!

I found this recipe here on Food.com. I made some slight changes because I doubled the recipe and didn't cook it at such a high temperature. My chicken breasts were very thick and needed to be cooked longer. They would have burned at 500 degrees for 30 minutes.

This is how I made this delicious recipe...

INGREDIENTS:
6 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 large cloves garlic - crushed
8 Tbls. brown sugar
6 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to season both side of chicken breasts
 
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt & pepper and set aside.
In a small skillet saute the garlic with the olive oil until tender.
Remove the skillet from the heat and add the brown sugar, mix thoroughly.
Place the seasoned chicken breasts in a very large baking dish lined with tin foil.
Pour the brown sugar/garlic mixture over the chicken.
Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until cooked through.
If the chicken starts to overly brown before it is fully cooked, cover it loosely with tin foil and continue baking until fully cooked.
Pour pan juices over chicken before serving.
Goes great with potatoes and a green vegetable.

64 comments:

  1. This sounds great! sounds like Sunday Dinner to me. :)

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    1. Hi Kelli! Thank you so much! Please comeback and let me know what think of it! =)

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  2. This sounds like a scrumptious weeknight dinner! Sherri

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    1. Hi Sherri! Yes it was...thank you so much for checking it out! =)

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  3. I made this last night. It was a hit! My kids loved it. Reminds me of Thai Garlic Chicken. So easy!!!!! Thanks
    Elissa

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    1. Hi Elissa! I'm so glad you tried this and everyone liked it! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know! That is always so appreciated! =D

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  4. Hi Lillian, I just had one question. When you add the brown sugar to the olive oil and garlic is it suppose to make a sauce? Because mine stayed just as brown sugar consistency if you know what I mean? The recipe states "pour" mixture onto chicken and mine was not pourable lol! What did i do wrong? As I'm typing this my chicken is in the oven & it smells wonderful! Can't wait to try! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Hi Virginia! Yes, it kind of clumps together, so you have to pour it ontop and smear it all over the chicken. It should melt while baking! And there should be some pan juices that you can pour over the chicken after its baked. I hope you liked it! =)

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  5. I saw this recipe floating around Facebook and could not remember who posted it, so I Googled the recipe. That's what led me to your blog. It was amazing...I can't stop eating it. Looks like I'm making it again next week!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it as much as I did! And thank you for letting me know! That is always so appreciated! =)

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  6. After all the good reviews on this recipe I am looking forward to trying this for dinner tonight. I will follow your posts for more great recipes... thanks

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    1. Thank you so much! Please comeback and let me know how you liked it! =)

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  7. How do you crush the garlic? And do you saute it in the olive oil after it's crushed?

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    1. You can crush the garlic with a kitchen utensil called a garlic press. It's a common item sold in all houseware stores. And yes, you saute the garlic after it's crushed.I hope you try the recipe! Thanks for checking it out! =)

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    2. If you use garlic regularly, you will wonder how you ever did without a garlic press. But since you don't have one (yet), here's how you do it. Peel it (I find it easiest after I've cut the bottom off) then smash it with the side of your wide knife blade. Then chop away!

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    3. Yes, I do it that way also! And sometimes I just crush it directly into the pan using the tines of a fork. =D

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  8. Tell the truth, Lillian, do you ever add more than 8 cloves of garlic to this recipe?? Ha! I am printing this out and will let you know when I make it!

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    1. lol...no, but I may try to next time! You can never have too much garlic! Yes, please let me know! Thanks! =)

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  9. I was wondering if you could make this as a marinade and soak the chicken in it, then grill it??

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    1. I don't think it would work as a marinade because there isn't enough liquid to soak the chicken in. The mix becomes a clump of seasoned brown sugar that you smear only on the tops of each chicken breast. But I like the way you think! =D

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  10. Just wondering can you use it on other parts of the chicken besides the breast...

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    1. Oh yes, I think this would be great on all chicken parts, as long as it is skinless! I'm not sure if it would be too greasy with the skin on! Thank you for checking it out! =)

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  11. going to make tonight for dinner but thought I would add a few crushed red pepper flakes.

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    1. Oh yes! That would be good! A little heat! Let me know how it turns out! =D

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  12. I love your recipes Lillian. I just tried this one today with texas roadhouse rolls and it was to die for.
    Cant wait to try some more of your recipes.
    Thanks so much
    Tiffani

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    1. Thank you so much Tiffani! I'm so glad you liked it! And thank you for taking the time to comment! I appreciate that! =D

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  13. OMG Woman! Where have you been all my life? Tell me you are single? Although, if I was married to you, I would probably weigh 400lbs! All these recipes sound soooooooo Awesome!
    Have not yet tried them, but I now know which one I am going to try first, this garlic chicken. Will let you know when I do. (and I like the idea of the red pepper flakes someone else mentioned.) :)>

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    1. LOL...thank you so much! I hope you will try it...and let me know! =D

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  14. I saw this on facebook, too but without amounts of the ingredients. It sounded scrumptious, so I googled and found your site. I can't wait to try this -- and many others! Thank you so much for your "experiments"! LOL! I've got a very bad back, and am always searching for easy recipes, but ones with yumminess... this sounds perfect in both regards!! I'll be making this Friday, and will let you know what the family thinks! ~~Thanks, Sunny : -)

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment! I hope you and your family love this as much as we do! Yes, please let me know what they think! =D

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  15. hi do you have to put that much garlic in it,and can you suitatute,for another to go with garlic,

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    1. Hi Lorraine! Yes, you can use as much garlic as you like, but this is a garlic chicken recipe. It just won't be very garlicky! But I'm sure it will still be tasty! =)

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  16. I Love to cook and will be trying this real soon. Thanks alot

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    1. Thank you so much! Please let me know how you liked it! =D

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  17. Excellent chicken, the kids loved it!

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    1. Great! I'm so glad they liked it! Thank you so much for letting me know! =D

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  18. Can you use minced garlic instead to sautee??

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    1. Hi Laura! Yes, a finely minced garlic would also work. =)

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  19. Just finished making this. Very good. Enough garlic to keep the Twilight movies at bay....LOL

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    1. LOL Kidd...Garlic is an aphrodisiac for Italians! We dab the stuff behind our ears...lol! Thank you so much for trying it! I'm so glad you liked it! =D

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  20. Found on fb yesterday made it tonight big hit! Family loved it

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    1. Thank you so much for trying it and letting me know! I'm so glad your family loved it! =D

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  21. could i use the splenda brown sugar? i don't have regular brown sugar here.

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    1. I'm not too sure about that! I never use sugar substitutes. I guess as long as it reacts the same way as brown sugar, it should work, but then the taste is a whole other matter...lol! Sorry, I wish I could be more help! =)

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    2. That's what I'm thinking too. It's just so much sweeter and I usually don't use it. I only used it once for baking. Maybe I need to wait till tomorrow and get real brown sugar. Don't want to mess it up :)

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    3. Oh, good! I was hoping you would say that! Please let me know how you like it! Thanks =D

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  22. You have done it again! My husband loved this chicken as much as your sweet & sour. Thanks so much for all your recipes. I love all the ones I've tried so far. Have to keep the chocolate cobbler on hand all the time though.lol!

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    1. Thank you so much for trying them...I'm so glad you like this one also! Yes, the chocolate cobbler is so addicting! And thanks again for the feedback! It's always so appreciated! =D

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  23. This recipe is good especially for my daughter who likes sweet. Thanks for this ... Good Job

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope she likes it as much as I do! =D

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  24. Looks great! I don't keep garlic in the house (I know..shame on me) but do keep garlic powder. Any idea if that would work and if so, how much? Want to try this tonight.

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    1. lol...yes, shame on you! But I don't think this would work with garlic powder. Fresh garlic is such a huge part of what makes this recipe taste so good! But if you still decide to try it, please let me know how it works! And thanks for checking it out! =D

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  25. I came across this while eyeballing your red velvet cheesecake recipe! I am making this for dinner tonight! Looks divine!

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    1. Hi Jennifer! I don't have a red velvet cheesecake recipe but I'm so glad you found my site! I hope you'll stop by often! Please let me know how you liked the sweet garlic chicken! Thank you so much for commenting! =D

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  26. I am sorry!! I guess how I got here is unimportant as however I did I stumbled upon this keeper!! 'twas delicious! My family LOVED it!

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    1. I'm so glad everyone loved it! And thank you so much for letting me know...that is always so appreciated! I hope you'll look around some more and try other recipes from my blog! Have a great weekend! =D

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  27. I found this recipe several months ago and can not tell you how many times I have made it since. I can truthfully say that I am addicted to this meal. I also double the sauce and make some white rice and pour it over the rice. Also make broccoli and add some garlic and brown sugar to that too. I probably get a sugar high from all that brown sugar but can't help it, I Love It!!
    Thanks

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    1. Yay...I love hearing that! I'm so glad you tried this and love it enough to make it often! Thank you so much for coming back and leaving such a great comment! =D

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  28. How do you think this would go in a slow cooker? It looks amazing, I just love garlic. My kids reckon I love garlic so much that my dad must have been Italian...lol.... cheers Heather

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    1. Hi Heather! lol...I'm Italian but I eat more garlic than any Italian I know! You'll never hear me say that something is too garlicky...lol!

      I like your slow cooker idea but I don't think this would work in a slow cooker because you want to chicken to have that oven roasted flavor. Slow cookers tend to make it taste like it's been boiled rather than roasted.
      But if you try it please let me know! Thanks! =D

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  29. I use lots of chicken and I am always looking for new ways to fix it. This sounds so good and I am going to try it for sure. Thank you

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you're going to try this! I hope you love it as much as we do! Please let me know! Thanks! =D

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  30. This looks great a dinner idea to me!! Awesome recipe and I never tried Sweet and garlic flavors together as such! Sounds really interesting chicken recipe for sure.. Thanks for sharing it :)

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    1. Thanks Stacy! I hope you'll try it and let me know what you think! =D

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