The Best Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

A new favorite in the Carrera household and I am positive this Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken will be a favorite in your house too! Made with simple ingredients and very minimal active cooking. This chicken is best served with some rice and tons of sauce.

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

There is nothing I love more than a hot meal on a cold day. The fall season is finally starting to creep in and the weather is cooling off. Now I do love all the freshness of summer mills and BBQ’s but cooking in the fall just speaks to my soul. And it’s the only time I can turn on the oven and not be bothered by the heat!

This Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken is truly a recipe you’re going to keep on hand. The kids and hubby went crazy for it! My oldest daughter is my picky one, and she loved it! She bounces between the idea that she’s vegetarian unless I make something she likes, it drives me nuts haha!

How to Make Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

This recipe is easy with minimal active cooking time. I don’t recommend a stovetop as the sauce will burn quickly in a hot pan.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pat chicken dry with paper towels, discard the towels. 
  • Make the sauce by combining the chicken broth, brown sugar, sriracha, garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer whisking frequently. Pour half the sauce into your baking dish. And the other half on top of your chicken in your baking dish. Cook for 40 minutes, or until chicken is done 165 ºF.
  • Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Best served with starch and lots of sauce.

Can I Use Chicken Breast?

Absolutely, chicken breast or chicken thighs both work great for the recipe. Depending on the size and thickness of the chicken cooking time will vary. If you use bone-in or skin on cooking time will be longer.

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Yield: 8 servings

The Best Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

The Best Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

I am positive this Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken is going to be your new favorite! This dish is baked and smothered in the tastiest sauce that uses minimal ingredients. A perfect meal for the whole family to enjoy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha or sub chili garlic paste
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 sprigs of green onion, diced

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pat chicken dry with paper towels, discard the towels. 
    2. Make the sauce by combining the chicken broth, brown sugar, sriracha, garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer whisking frequently. Pour half the sauce into your baking dish. And the other half on top of your chicken in your baking dish. Cook for 40 minutes, or until chicken is done 165 ºF.
    3. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Best served with starch and lots of sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 1555mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 54g

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