Sunday, April 5, 2009

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

I found this recipe on SparkRecipes and was so excited to try it. If you are unaware of SparkRecipes it is an excellent website for people who love to cook but are trying to watch their weight. They have a recipe calculator that allows you to import the ingredients of a recipe, tell how many servings, and then they tell you the nutritional information of the recipe. I love it and use it very frequently. Aside from the calculator there are also many recipes on the site. This was one that I bookmarked and we both loved it. The chicken was so tender and it wasn't overly sweet.

I did add 1/2 cup of Fat Free chicken broth to the pan once the chicken was cooked but before I added the brown sugar. I then scraped up the brown bits and allowed the chicken to sit in the pan sauce while the brown sugar melted. Overall a must try!

I halved this recipe for the two of us:

Brown Sugar, 4 tsp unpacked
Chicken Breast, no skin, 12 ounces
Garlic, 1 clove (I used 2 cloves... we love garlic)
Butter, salted, 2 tbsp
Salt, 1 tsp
Pepper, black, 1 dash

This makes four servings, 3 oz per person
1. Melt the butter in a frying pan
2. Brown the garlic in the butter
3. Add chicken breasts to garlic and butter and cook thoroughly, adding salt and pepper as you like it.
4. When chicken is fully cooked add brown sugar on top of each breast (1 tsp per breast)
5. Allow the brown sugar to melt into the chicken (about 5 minutes)
6. Serve with your favorite carb, and veggie or salad.

** 4 Weight Watchers points per 3 oz chicken breast.


  1. I think my husband would love this dish. I may make it tomorrow night for him. Thanks.

  2. I made this the other night for dinner and it was so delicious!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. The combination of the garlic and brown sugar was a shocker. My husband loved this and keeps asking me to make it again. This one gets an A+