Chicken With Caramelized Garlic and Brown Sugar Glaze
Caramelized Garlic Chicken
- 1 stick butter
- 4 garlic cloves – minced or pressed
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 5 lbs chicken parts which is about
3 leg quarters or 1 whole chicken – cut up
Melt the butter in a pan with the garlic over low heat.
Place the chicken pieces in a baking dish.
Add the brown sugar to the butter and garlic and increase the temperature to medium high.
Stir frequently, but gently until the butter and sugar begin to combine. This takes in the neighborhood of five minutes. Immediately turn off the burner and stir vigorously until you have a smooth glaze. It will still be grainy, but not lumpy. The grains of brown sugar will melt in the oven.
Pour over the chicken pieces. Do not worry about coating each piece perfectly, the sauce will thicken the moment it touches the cold chicken and will slide off if fiddled with.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes at 350°F or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
If you are baking another item while this dish is in the oven, place the chicken on the lower rack. If it is too close to the upper element, the glaze may burn. Near the end of the cooking time, you can swap positions if the chicken doesn’t appear to be browning enough for your taste.