If you are looking for an easy chicken breast recipe that will have your family begging for more, look no further! This Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is incredibly good and only takes 30 minutes to make.
Do you ever get into recipe ruts? I do. Even though I’m always making new things for It Is a Keeper, there are times when I find that our dinners are getting very blah.
My family loves chicken, especially boneless, skinless chicken breast. But, it can get kind of boring. So I’m always thinking of new ways to make it.
That’s how this recipe came about.
The result was tender, juicy chicken dripping in a sweet, garlicky sauce.
Seriously, I wanted to eat the sauce with a spoon. Right from the pan.
The best part was the entire recipe was ready in 30 minutes. It’s the perfect easy weeknight recipe.
And, my family could not get enough of this dish. They scarfed up every last bit.
And, if there were left-overs (which there wasn’t), it would be so good sliced up on a salad or shredded and turned into chicken sandwiches.
That’s it! Next time, I’m making twice as much, just so I have leftovers!
Get this easy chicken breast recipe:
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
Add 2 tablespoons butter to a large oven-proof skillet and melt over medium high heat.
Add chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
Add remaining tablespoon butter to the skillet and melt.
Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
Stir in brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme, basil and crushed red pepper until combined.
Return chicken to the skillet.
Place skillet into oven and roast until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 20 minutes.
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