Caramelized Brown Sugar Chicken!

This "Caramelized Brown Sugar Chicken" has only 3 basic ingredients!   This is definitely 'easy peasy', but it tastes wonderful!  It was a huge hit at our house!  I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you could also use boneless, skinless thighs, if you prefer darker meat.  Here is what you will need:

5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup brown sugar
1 envelope of dry Italian dressing mix

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a shallow dish, I used a pie plate, mix the brown sugar and the Italian dressing mix.  I used a fork to mix it all up and break up the brown sugar.  

Line a baking sheet that has sides to it, because this runs and spreads out some, with foil.  The Reynolds Wrap nonstick foil is best.  If it is not that type, spray it with nonstick spray.   It's best too use a double thickness of foil and wrap it around the sides of the pan, so the sticky caramel doesn't run under the foil.  

Rinse the chicken with water, shaking off excess, then dip in the brown sugar mixture, covering both sides.  Lay each one on the foil lined sheet.  Sprinkle any excess over the top.   Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes.  Flip each piece over.  Use a spoon to drizzle the sauce that is on the pan over each piece.  Bake for another 20 minutes.   You should now see the brown sugar is thickened. Spoon it from the sheet pan back over each breast and turn the oven to broil.   Broil for about 2 minutes, but watch it very carefully, because it can burn a second!  

Remove from the oven and plate!  This would be great with most any side dish!  I serve mac & cheese, green beans and a salad!  I think rice would be excellent with this also!


  1. I wonder how this would work for pork chops????

  2. it works wonderfully with pork chops, tenderloin and that sause works well for a ham glaze!



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