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!
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
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
© SpendWithPennies.com. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited. Please view my photo use policy here.
Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!
More Recipes You’ll Love
Adapted from Food.com
I made this last week, it was a big hit.
Can this be done in an air fryer?
I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure, but I think it would turn out Monique. I would follow the temperature and times in this air fryer chicken recipe.
I’m thinking of making this later this week. What side dishes would you suggest to go with it? It looks amazingly juicy.
Hi Ashley, we love serving this chicken with a bed of rice to soak up all the juices and garlicky goodness with a fresh arugula salad. You will have to let us know what you serve it with!
Foil lined pan..does that mean alu foil?
Yes, I line the pan with aluminum foil to make for easy cleanup.
I need chicken recipes and beef recipes for a picky eater.
Hi Sandra, you can check out beef and chicken sections for more recipes that might for you :)