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Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Savor the sweet and savory flavors of this Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken that'll have your taste buds dancing! With a mouthwatering glaze and a hint of garlic, this dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

Tasty Team
95% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar (110 g)
  • ½ cup chicken broth (120 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 448
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 53g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 42g
  • Protein 37g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet or pan over medium-high heat, and add the chicken skin side down.
  3. Cook the chicken until it has a dark brown and crispy skin. Flip the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the garlic and onion to the remaining chicken fat and cook, stirring frequently until the onions are softened and caramelized.
  5. Add the brown sugar, chicken broth, thyme, and parsley and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil and and cook for 1-2 minutes, until slightly reduced.
  6. Add the chicken back to the pan and coat it in the garlic brown sugar sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
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Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken