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Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

My Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken is crazy easy and yields flavorful and juicy chicken breasts every time! The brown sugar adds just a touch of sweetness, while the mustard adds warmth.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword brown sugar chicken
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Counter Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 17 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 225kcal
Author Ang Paris



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Salt & Pepper


  • In a small skillet, sweat the onions in the butter. Once the onions are translucent, add the olive oil and the garlic. Cook until the garlic is tender - do not over cook. Remove from the heat and mix in the dried mustard and brown sugar to make a thick paste.
  • Line a small baking dish with tinfoil and add the chicken (this makes clean up so much easier!!) Sprinkle the salt and pepper on the chicken. Then smear the garlic, onion, dried mustard brown sugar paste on the chicken and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 500-degrees. Yes, I wasn't so sure about that temperature at first, but that's not a typo, you really do want the oven that hot!
  • Let the chicken rest on the counter for 10 minutes. Bake uncovered for 16-22 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and the paste has caramelized a bit.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg