Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

"I found this recipe on and loved it! I didn't see it on here so decided to share's a lower calorie, quick and easy weeknight recipe that we think tastes delicious! I used frozen chicken tenderloins in place of the breasts and it worked out fine!"
photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell
Ready In:




  • Melt the butter in a frying pan.
  • Brown the garlic in the butter.
  • Add chicken breasts to garlic and butter and cook thoroughly, adding salt and pepper as you like it.
  • When chicken is fully cooked add brown sugar on top of each breast, or just sprinkle over if using smaller pieces.
  • Allow the brown sugar to melt into the chicken (about 5 minutes).
  • Serve with your favorite carb, and veggie or salad.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Just made this and it was delicious. I adjusted it for just one chicken breast and it was still yummy. Great stove top recipe :)
  2. Very nice recipe. I too used 3 cloves of garlic, and next time I will make extra sauce. I snipped some chives when I served it-great weeknight dish when you need something fast! Thanks for posting!
  3. Gross. No flavor whatsoever other than on the top where you put the sugar/garlic mixture. I scraped off the mixture and gave the chicken to the dog. Completely bland....
  4. Very quick and pretty easy. Unfortunately, this one doesn't scale up very well in my experience. It's best to have a pan that can handle all of the chicken at one time. Other than that, it was beyond awesome. A nice blend of flavors that was just fantastic. I can't wait to make this again!
  5. Super quick & easy! We really enjoyed this recipe. I had chicken breasts that were on the thick side, so I covered the pan & let them cook slowly on a medium heat. Then uncovered for the brown sugar (I used dark brown) & turned up the heat a bit to caramelize it. I used extra garlic, probably 3 cloves worth & I didn't think this was too sweet at all. I actually think I would add some extra brown sugar next time. But that's just a personal preference. The chicken served up very juicy & moist. I think this is an excellent weeknight recipe. Thanks for sharing, Troop Angel! Made & enjoyed for your Fall 2009-Week 6 Football Pool win! :)


First off: Thank you, thank you, thank you anonymous PM gifter!!! You are so wonderfully generous and I appreciate the gift so much!!!! I hope to repay you someday by paying it forward!!! Thank you!! *hugs* Note...somehow or another most of my info and all my banners and photos were deleted; not sure if I did something or not, but until I have time to re-do my page, this is what you're stuck with. :(
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes