Sweet Garlic Chicken is so tender with a sweet caramelized garlic crust baked up juicy in the oven!  The high oven temperature used in this recipe creates the most juicy chicken you’ve ever had!

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This recipe was invented for my sister who eats (and loves) garlic more than anyone I know!  This is not only easy to put together, but cooks up beautiful and juicy!

The key to making this chicken absolutely perfectly juicy is the method of cooking it at a very high temperature.  Not only does this seal in the juices for amazing results, it also caramelizes the sweet garlic topping.

Garlic is naturally sweet and the addition of a little bit of brown sugar makes a this chicken lip smackin’ good!  Because garlic has a lot of natural sugars, you’ll want to ensure you don’t let the garlic brown in the pan, you just want it to slightly soften.

Sweet Garlic Chicken on a plate with salad

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Sweet Garlic Chicken

Sweet Garlic Chicken is so tender with a sweet caramelized garlic crust baked up juicy in the oven! The high oven temperature used in this recipe creates the most juicy chicken you’ve ever had!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F
  • Cook garlic with the oil on medium heat until softened and fragrant (do not brown). Remove from heat and add in brown sugar, soy sauce and chili flakes.
  • Put chicken breasts on a foil lined pan and top with the garlic brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 18-22 minutes, or until juices run clear.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 189 | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 430mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American

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  1. I’m thinking of making this later this week. What side dishes would you suggest to go with it? It looks amazingly juicy.5 stars