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Garlic Brown Sugar Baked Chicken - Juicy, beyond DELICIOUS oven baked chicken breasts full of flavor with just a handful of ingredients and on the table in 30 minutes!

Garlic Brown Sugar Baked Chicken Breasts

Katerina | Diethood
Juicy, beyond DELICIOUS oven baked chicken breasts full of flavor with just a handful of ingredients and on the table in 30 minutes!
Servings : 4 serves
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound (4-ounces each) boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness (about 1-inch thick)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or any other dried herb of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper; transfer to prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • Add butter and garlic to a skillet set over medium-high heat; cook and stir until butter is melted and garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in brown sugar, paprika, and seasonings; continue to cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 1 minute, or until cool enough to handle.
  • Rub the brown sugar and garlic mixture all around the chicken breasts.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned on top and chicken's internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Notes

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD

  • You can prep this ahead of time by preparing it up to the point before baking it. Just let the brown sugar mixture cool down completely; then rub it all over the chicken breasts, cover the dish tightly, and pop it in the freezer.
  • You can also freeze it in a gallon ziploc bag, then thaw it in the fridge over night. When it’s time to cook, arrange the chicken breasts in a parchment-lined baking dish and cook.
  • You can also prep it the night before, cover it tightly, and set it in the fridge until ready to cook the next day.
 
  • WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 6

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Chicken Breast | Calories: 264 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 24 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 95 mg | Sodium: 211 mg | Potassium: 461 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 545 IU | Vitamin C: 2.3 mg | Calcium: 33 mg | Iron: 0.9 mg | Net Carbs: 15 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, baked chicken breasts, chicken recipes