Brown Sugar Chicken

Before reading, you should know…I LOVE BROWN SUGAR!  This may sound weird (probably because it is), but when I was little and I wanted a snack, I would sneak into our pantry and eat spoonfuls of brown sugar.  So mom, if you’re reading this…sorry I ate all your brown sugar.

Seriously though, it’s so good.  My love for brown sugar means that I also love anything cooked in brown sugar.  And this chicken is no exception.  The sugar just melts over the chicken to form a delicious sweet glaze.  It’s also very nicely complimented by some pineapple.  I had always heard of brown sugar and apple going well together, but never pineapple.  Well I had been missing out, because they really go great together!

This recipe comes from the healthy-eating folks over at Spark People and has only 166 calories and 8 grams of fat.  That’s amazing!  If only all diet-friendly meals could taste this sweet and delicious, America’s obesity epidemic would be cured.  It’s that good.  This is also another great weeknight meal because it only takes about 30 minutes!

Brown Sugar Chicken

Yields: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 166

Fat per serving: 8g

Brown Sugar Chicken


  • 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar, unpacked
  • 4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Light Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the garlic in the butter.
  2. Add chicken breasts to garlic and butter and cook thoroughly, adding salt and pepper as you like it.
  3. When chicken is fully cooked, add 1 Tbsp brown sugar on top of each breast.  Allow the brown sugar to melt into the chicken (about 5 minutes)
  4. To serve, spoon remaining sauce in the skillet on top of chicken.

Source:  Spark People


11 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Chicken

    • lindsayballen June 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply Author

      Ummmm I really don’t know! I know that anytime I’ve made chicken in the crockpot, it shreds really easily, so that would definitely change. Also, brown sugar melts and then hardens, which would be a pain to clean out of your crock pot! If you added some liquid (like maybe apple juice?) in with it, it might work out. If you give this a try, please let us know how it turns out!

  1. I know that brown sugar and chicken in a skillet is amazing. I would definitely try this. Thanks for your great recipes!

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