English Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

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Okay, I know the words brown sugar and garlic next to each other many sound strange. But, once you get past the name, the dish itself is a delightful surprise. The nice roasted garlic melds with caramelized brown sugar to create a fabulous treat to eat!

Full time: 50-60 minutes
Serves 3-4

You will need:

5-6 chicken thighs, boneless/skinless substitute breasts if desired
2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp ground dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 350

In a cast iron pan or oven proof deep sauté pan, place butter and oil.

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Heat pan on stove top over medium-high heat until butter is melted.

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While this melts, season chicken with salt, pepper, and mustard. Make sure to do both sides of chicken.

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Once butter is melted add garlic into the pan and cook for 5 minutes.

Add chicken to the pan and sear off for 5 minutes.

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Flip chicken over and sear additional 5 minutes.

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Once seared, carefully move pan into the oven and bake 20-25 minutes, or until chicken reads 140 on a thermometer.

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Carefully slide pan out of oven and coat top I’d chicken with brown sugar.

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Return to oven and cook 15-20 minutes more or until chicken had reached 180 on a thermometer.

Remove from oven to a serving platter and enjoy!

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