Skillet Sweet Garlic Chicken

iris mccall


Inspired by Amanda W. I just didn't have the option of a slow cooker meal. A few tweaks turn this into a delicious dinner in about an hour and my family loved it.

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25 Min
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4 large
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
3 small
chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
2 tsp
garlic minced
2 Tbsp
onion powder
2 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste


1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c
apple cider vinegar
1/4 c
7 up soda
2 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
2 tsp
2 tsp
1 bunch
green onions
sesame seeds


1Season breast and thighs with onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper set aside.

2In a mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, vinegar, soda, minced garlic. Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.

3Heat a skillet with a quarter cup of olive oil and brown breast and thighs well. Remove and set aside in a warm oven.

4Pour sauce into the same skillet, leave the num nums and simmer until it coats the back of your spoon. Add cornstarch and water mixture.

5Once sauce is thickened return chicken pieces and simmer 10 minutes. Cut off the heat, let sit covered 10 more minutes.

6Plate chicken, pour the sauce over all and sprinkle with chopped onion, red pepper and sesame seeds. Serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #Yummy, #FRESH, #juicy, #quick