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Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Recipe

My family always asks me to save some of this cooked chicken so that I can make Garlic Chicken Fried Rice for dinner the next night! —Florence Yuriy, Shortdale, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour half into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-4 hours, turning once. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Transfer chicken to a large skillet; add reserved marinade. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 493 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 49 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.