Garlic Brow Sugar Chicken

over 120mins

Ingredients for servings

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • 5 garlic cloves, finely minced (roughly 3 tablespoons)

  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs

  • 2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for the pan

  • fresh chives or parsley, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C and remove your chicken from the fridge. Set the chicken on a baking sheet lined with paper towels and pat the pieces dry. Allow to sit at room temperature while the oven preheats.

  • While the oven preheats and your chicken sits, make the rub by combining the minced garlic, brown sugar, honey, garlic powder, dried herbs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add enough olive oil to moisten the mixture so that it is of a spreadable consistency.

  • Drizzle the bottom of a roasting pan or baking dish with olive oil and place the chicken pieces in the dish.

  • Rub the garlic brown sugar mixture all over the chicken, coating it evenly.

  • Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 175°C and roast for another 10-15 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the chicken registers an internal temperature of 165F on a meat thermometer (check a few different pieces of the chicken).

  • Cool slightly and then garnish with chopped chives or herbs. Serve warm with the pan juices drizzled over top.

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