Caramelized-Garlic Chicken

Enjoy this cheesy and garlic flavored chicken dinner - ready in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1/4
cup water
4
slices tomato
4
ounces Havarti or Swiss cheese, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1 Cook garlic in butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, just until garlic begins to turn golden brown. Stir in brown sugar until melted.
  • 2 Sprinkle salt over chicken. Add chicken to skillet. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until brown. Add water. Cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until chicken is glazed and no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut and liquid has evaporated. Chicken will be golden brown. Watch carefully to prevent scorching.
  • 3 Top each chicken piece with tomato slice, cheese and basil. Cover and heat 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Good things come in small packages—or jars! Save chopping time by purchasing a jar of chopped fresh garlic to keep in the fridge. One teaspoon of this handy product is equal to the 4 garlic cloves in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
145),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 5 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.