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Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Recipe

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword brown-sugar-chicken, eacy-chicken-breast-recipes, garlic-brown-sugar-chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 582kcal


  • 4 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil additional, as needed
  • 3 Tbsp salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger


  • Whisk together flour, salt and pepper. Dust chicken on all sides. 
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add chicken and let cook until golden and cooked through, around 6-8 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Adjust depending on thickness. Remove from pan to a platter, keep warm.
  • Add butter and garlic to pan.  Cook over medium-high heat for 1 minute and butter has melted scraping any brown bits from bottom of skillet.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth. Lower heat to medium. Whisk into pan with brown sugar, honey, teriyaki, lime juice, red pepper flakes and ginger. Stir constantly until brown sugar is melted and a sauce forms. 
  • Add chicken back to pan and spoon sauce over chicken. Simmer 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately over cooked rice garnished with green onion.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1167mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg