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skillet sweet garlic chicken

Recipe by
iris mccall
chicago, IL

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.

yield 4 hopefully
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For skillet sweet garlic chicken

  • 4 lg
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 3 sm
    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

How To Make skillet sweet garlic chicken

  • 1
    Season breast and thighs with onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper set aside.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, vinegar, soda, minced garlic. Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  • 3
    Heat a skillet with a quarter cup of olive oil and brown breast and thighs well. Remove and set aside in a warm oven.
  • 4
    Pour sauce into the same skillet, leave the num nums and simmer until it coats the back of your spoon. Add cornstarch and water mixture.
  • 5
    Once sauce is thickened return chicken pieces and simmer 10 minutes. Cut off the heat, let sit covered 10 more minutes.
  • 6
    Plate chicken, pour the sauce over all and sprinkle with chopped onion, red pepper and sesame seeds. Serve hot.