Indulge in the savory-sweet delight of chicken breasts baked to perfection in a delectable honey-garlic sauce. As it bakes, the skin turns irresistibly crispy, enhancing the flavors.
- 2 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- Prepare the Sauce: In a small sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until soft. Turn off the heat and stir in the brown sugar to create a smooth mixture.
- Prep the Chicken: Place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish that has been lightly greased or lined with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
- Season and Coat: Sprinkle salt and pepper over the chicken breasts for seasoning. Then, pour the garlic-brown sugar mixture over the chicken, ensuring each piece is well-coated.
- Bake: Preheat your oven to 500°F (260°C). Once the oven reaches the desired temperature, bake the chicken for 15 to 30 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
This dish pairs wonderfully with steamed rice and a vegetable salad. The sweet and garlicky chicken will surely be a hit at your dinner table!