A hint of sweet and savory, these sweet garlic chicken breasts are easy to make and great for any family member!
My sister pointed out something surprising the other day. She mentioned how my blog does not have many chicken recipes.
And I have to agree! It is not that I avoid it or anything. I know chicken is the most popular meat among meat consumers, but I never think to pick it up at the grocery store. Probably because boneless, skinless chicken breasts can get pretty pricey. However, Mr. TCW says he prefers skinless, bone-in chicken breasts because it helps keep the meat juicier. So I set about making some chicken recipes!
These sweet garlic chicken breasts have been made by me before, but I thought I would revisit them (and take better photos!) The recipe was a hit with both my daughter and husband. Served over a bed of rice, you are left with a sustainable meal that is easy, tasty, and finished in under 45 minutes. Perfect for those short on time or not in the mood to make an elaborate meal.
UPDATE: Soooo I revisited this recipe and went the boneless, skinless route for people who prefer that cut of meat. I have left instructions for both bone-in and boneless 🙂 Please remember, all chicken breasts are different! Cook times will vary depending on the size of breasts. If you have a meat mallet, I highly suggest pounding the meat so they are equal in size!
Sweet Garlic Chicken Breasts
Watch the size and type of chicken you use! This will affect your cooking time!
- 2 lbs bone-in OR boneless chicken breasts (about 3 pieces)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp. butter, melted
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- ¼ tsp. red chili flakes
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Place chicken into a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
- Combine all remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over chicken pieces and make sure to get that mixture on top of the chicken (pile the onions high!)
- Bake for 15 minutes. Baste chicken with juices. Reduce oven to 375F and cook for another 5-10 minutes for boneless chicken breasts, and another 10-15 minutes for bone-in. Chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 160F and juices run clear!
- Serve over rice and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 868Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 401mgSodium: 650mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 142g
I originally diced my onions fairly small, and while the flavor did not have any burnt taste, I would say cutting the onions larger would help prevent any excess browning. However, there were no complaints from MR. TCW or kiddo so the small onions must have worked out!
Love these sweet garlic chicken breasts?! Try some of these recipes:
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My mouth is watering... those totally look delicious and they are low carb, too! YAY! Pinning them!
Woohoo! I know most people want quick and easy recipes, so this is it!
Andi @ The Weary Chef
I love the browned onions on top! I would want it just the way it's pictured here. I can't believe you don't have many chicken recipes just because I have SO MANY. We balance each other out 🙂 xo
We totally so, Andi!! You are the best!
Super simple! This looks like a perfect, family-friendly weeknight meal. I can't get enough garlic. I might even use more than 4 cloves. 😉
You know, I called this garlic chicken and realized how little garlic is in it... We are a garlic loving house, so maybe I will have to put more in it the next time I get around to making it!
Serene @ House of Yumm
Love this recipe! I always need new ways to cook chicken. And we're huge fans of garlic here, so this looks fantastic!
Thanks, Serene! We are all garlic-lovers here as well 🙂
Shannon @ Dinner from the Heart
I prefer dark meat over chicken breasts - but the addition of the onion and garlic and especially the chili flakes make a winning combination. Beautiful! 🙂
My husband is a dark meat lover as well 🙂
We eat a lot of chicken, so I am always looking for new ways to serve it. This recipe sounds wonderful!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
YUM, Kacey! I am keeping this recipe to make because I need some more chicken ideas! I made baked chicken last night but would've loved to have made this instead. Definitely going to try it!
amanda @ fake ginger
I have very few chicken recipes on my blog, too. I just find chicken so boring! I'm totally trying this recipe though - nothing boring about it!
Haha, maybe I fall into that same category and think chicken is too crazy popular to come up with anything original 🙂 Nah, who am I kidding, I just try and avoid meat whenever possible!
This looks delicious! And those onions on top.. swoooon!
They make the dish!
This chicken recipe is meal-prep mecca. A large dish of this and you'd be set for the week for salad, sandwiches, etc.
I am so glad you said that, because I was thinking this chicken (probably boneless) would work perfectly on a salad.
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
You can never go wrong with garlic! I am always looking for new flavors for a quick chicken dinner. Found our next one!
Am I missing something? You don't say when to add the broth.
I made this tonight and it was delish! But there seems to be no indication as to when to add the broth.
Thanks! Sorry about that, the broth should be added to the bottom of the pan (gives you a bit of extra liquid to serve with your meal.)
Would adding some dry white wine and maybe some mushrooms to the broth mixture be okay? I love cooking with white wine but can't stand drinking it, weirdo that I am. The chicken looks so delicious!
OMG, for sure! I am the exact same! I love cooking with wine, but hating drinking the stuff 🙂 I actually add wine to almost every meal!