Easy Glazed Carrots

Glazed carrots
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
156 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 305mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The glaze for this glazed carrots recipe is produced by reducing a mixture of chicken stock, butter, and sugar until it's thick and syrupy. You could also use ​veal stock.

Some good suggestions for what herbs to use would be fresh mint, thyme, oregano, tarragon, or parsley. This glazed carrots recipe is perfect for serving with roasted chicken or turkey.

It's generally a good idea not to add salt to a dish until right before serving it, and this recipe is a perfect case for why. Since the cooking liquid (the stock) will be reduced to a thick syrup, adding salt too early will only concentrate the saltiness. Salting at the end ensures that the salt doesn't overpower the dish.


  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter, or 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced on the bias

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, finely chopped

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Warm a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat.

  2. Add the butter, and when it liquefies add the carrots. Cook about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the stock and the sugar.

  4. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook another 5 minutes or until the carrots are almost tender.

  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove carrots and set them aside.

  6. Cover the pan and continue cooking the liquid until it has reduced to a thick, syrupy consistency.

  7. Return the carrots to the pan along with the fresh herbs and cook until the carrots are tender and nicely coated with the glaze. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve right away.