Today I want to share with you one of my favorite freezer meals: Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken. This recipe is not only delicious but also healthy and easy to make. Let me tell you why.
Brown sugar garlic chicken is a fusion of sweet and savory flavors, a common theme in many cuisines. The combination of brown sugar and garlic is a classic pairing that has been used in many recipes, and this recipe takes it to the next level by adding other seasonings and cooking it with chicken.
This version of the recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, which are a great source of lean protein. Chicken breasts are relatively inexpensive compared to other types of meat, such as beef or pork, and you are not paying for bones or other parts that must be discarded. This makes them a great option for those who are on a budget but still want to eat healthy and delicious meals.
It also includes chicken stock, which adds flavor without adding many calories. The brown sugar gives it a touch of sweetness, while the garlic powder and Italian seasoning add a savory flavor that does not disappoint. And don’t worry, the cayenne pepper won’t make it too spicy. It just gives it a little kick.
I love this recipe. It is hearty and filling. The chicken is tender and juicy, and the sauce is flavorful and delicious. I love serving it in chilled iceberg lettuce cups, which adds a refreshing crunch to the dish. You can also sprinkle some rice noodles and chopped mandarin oranges on top for a perfect blend of flavor.
But that’s not all. This recipe is also healthy. It’s gluten- and dairy-free, making it perfect for those with dietary restrictions. It’s also low in calories and high in protein, which makes it a great option for those who are trying to eat healthy.
Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is a delicious, healthy, and easy freezer meal you can make ahead of time and enjoy on those busy days when you don’t have time to cook from scratch. It’s hearty, filling, and packed with flavor, and it’s perfect for those looking for a healthy and delicious meal that can be made in advance.
So, if you’re looking for a new freezer meal recipe to add to your collection, give this one a try. You won’t be disappointed!
- 1.9998 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 0.4998 cup chicken stock
- 0.3336 cup light brown sugar
- 1.9998 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1.0002 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1.0002 tbsp garlic powder
- 1.0002 tbsp parsley flakes
- 1.0002 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1.0002 tsp salt
- 0.4998 tsp paprika
- 0.4998 tsp black pepper
- 0.2502 tsp cayenne pepper
1) Label your 1 gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. Make sure to include name, instructions, and a use-by date (I recommend 90 days after prep date).
2) Add all ingredients to your freezer bag. Stir gently to combine.
3) Remove air, seal and freeze.
-Thaw the freezer meal overnight in the fridge.
-Transfer contents into Crockpot.
-From thawed, cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
-Shred chicken and mix with the sauce.
Instant Pot Instructions
-From frozen, sauté in Instant Pot for 5 minutes then flip the meal over. Pressure cook for 20 minutes on high then allow 10 minutes for natural release.
-From thawed, pressure cook for 15 minutes on high then allow 10 minutes for natural release.
-Shred chicken when done cooking and mix with the sauce.
TIP: I love serving this in chilled iceberg lettuce cups – looks so pretty and provides a terrific combination of temperatures and textures! Sprinkle with rice noodles and some chopped mandarin oranges for a perfect blend of flavor!
We have tested this recipe for a serving size of 6. If you are cooking for less than 6 people, decrease the amount of liquid and the cook time. If you are cooking for more than 6 people, increase the amount of liquid and the cook time. Do this and your meals will NEVER turn out dry or mushy. Happy Cooking!