Garlic Chicken Breasts Recipe - Flavorful & Easy

Garlic Chicken Breasts

Garlic Chicken Breasts Recipe - Flavorful & Easy
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Garlic Chicken Breasts is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The combination of garlic and brown sugar creates a sweet and savory glaze that pairs perfectly with the tender chicken breasts. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite in no time!


Garlic Chicken Breasts is a classic dish that has been enjoyed by many for years. The combination of garlic and chicken is a popular one, as the garlic adds a depth of flavor to the dish while the chicken provides a lean source of protein. This recipe has been passed down through generations and continues to be a staple in many households.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C).
  2. Line a shallow roasting pan with foil; spray the foil with cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes or until it begins to soften.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar until well mixed.
  6. Place chicken breast halves in the prepared pan.
  7. Spread garlic mixture evenly over chicken.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, no longer pink, and its juices run clear.


  • Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top of the chicken before baking.
  • Use honey or maple syrup instead of brown sugar for a different flavor profile.
  • Add some herbs such as rosemary or thyme for an extra burst of flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to mince the garlic finely to ensure that it evenly coats the chicken breasts.

- Make sure to line the roasting pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray to prevent the chicken from sticking.

- Check the internal temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer to ensure it is fully cooked.

- Feel free to adjust the amount of brown sugar to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Garlic Chicken Breasts can be served with a side of roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or over a bed of rice or quinoa.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe uses the baking technique to cook the chicken breasts, resulting in a juicy and tender final product.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use bone-in chicken breasts instead of boneless if desired.

- Substitute chicken thighs for a different cut of meat.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the garlic mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. This can help save time when preparing the dish.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Garlic Chicken Breasts on a platter garnished with fresh herbs or lemon slices for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Garlic Chicken Breasts pair well with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Garlic Chicken Breasts contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Garlic Chicken Breasts contains approximately 4 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Garlic Chicken Breasts contains approximately 6 grams of fat.


Each serving of Garlic Chicken Breasts contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Garlic Chicken Breasts are a good source of vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus, and selenium.


This recipe contains garlic and may not be suitable for those with garlic allergies.


Garlic Chicken Breasts are a nutritious and delicious meal option that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. They are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals and are relatively low in calories.


Garlic Chicken Breasts are a simple yet flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. With a sweet and savory garlic glaze, tender chicken breasts, and a short cooking time, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer evening, and I was visiting my dear friend Martha for dinner. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, the aroma of garlic and herbs filled the air, making my mouth water.

Martha greeted me with a warm hug and a knowing smile. She knew I loved to cook and try new recipes, so she presented me with a plate of the most delicious garlic chicken breasts I had ever seen. The chicken was perfectly cooked, juicy and tender, with a crispy golden crust. The garlic flavor was bold and savory, and the herbs added a depth of flavor that I had never tasted before.

I took a bite, and it was like magic on my taste buds. I couldn't believe how simple yet flavorful this dish was. Martha laughed at my reaction and told me she had learned the recipe from her Italian grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations.

I begged Martha to teach me how to make the garlic chicken breasts, and she happily agreed. We spent the evening in her cozy kitchen, chopping garlic, mixing herbs, and searing the chicken to perfection. As we cooked, Martha shared stories of her grandmother and the love and passion she put into every meal she made.

By the time the chicken was ready, I was practically drooling with anticipation. We plated the chicken breasts with a side of roasted vegetables and fresh bread, and I took my first bite. It was even better than I remembered - the garlic, herbs, and tender chicken combined to create a symphony of flavors that danced on my taste buds.

From that moment on, I was determined to perfect the garlic chicken breast recipe and make it a staple in my own kitchen. I practiced making it every chance I got, experimenting with different herbs and cooking methods to find the perfect balance of flavors.

Over the years, I made the garlic chicken breasts for family gatherings, dinner parties, and quiet nights at home. It became my signature dish, a recipe that I was known for and one that brought joy to everyone who tasted it.

As I honed my cooking skills and continued to learn from friends, family, and cookbooks, I added my own twist to the garlic chicken breast recipe. I started marinating the chicken in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and herbs before cooking it, which infuses the meat with even more flavor and keeps it juicy and tender.

I also started serving the chicken with a creamy garlic sauce on the side, made with butter, cream, and more garlic. The sauce adds a luxurious touch to the dish and elevates it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Now, whenever I make garlic chicken breasts, it brings back memories of that fateful evening at Martha's house and the magic of discovering a new recipe that would become a cherished part of my culinary repertoire. I am grateful for the friends and family who have shared their recipes and cooking tips with me over the years, helping me to grow as a cook and to create dishes that bring joy and comfort to those I love.

So the next time you find a recipe that speaks to you, that calls out to your taste buds and makes your heart sing, don't hesitate to give it a try. You never know where it might lead you, what memories it might create, and what delicious adventures it might take you on. Cooking is a journey of discovery, a way to connect with others and share love and joy through food. And for me, the garlic chicken breasts will always hold a special place in my heart as a reminder of the power of a good recipe and the magic of a shared meal.


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