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Garlic Chicken in a Black Skillet
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5 from 15 votes

Easy Garlic Chicken

This easy recipe for Garlic Chicken can be made in around 20 minutes! It's a great family-friendly dinner for busy weeknights.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 192kcal



  • Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, brown sugar, dried thyme, and red pepper flakes, if using. Set aside.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted and hot.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet and sear on the first side for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Flip the chicken over and brush on the garlic marinade. Drizzle the extra around the chicken in the pan.
  • Lower the heat to medium and continue cooking the chicken, until no longer pink in the middle and the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken.
  • Serve hot, drizzling any excess pan juices over the chicken, if desired.



Tips and Techniques for Making the Best Garlic Chicken

  • Make this recipe low carb and keto friendly by swapping out the brown sugar for a brown sugar substitute like Swerve - you won't even notice the difference!
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, rice, and/or vegetables for a complete meal.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 419mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg