Friday, February 15, 2013

Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken

It's funny how sometimes the simplest recipes can be the best.  This one only calls for 3 ingredients and one of them is the chicken!  It's so simple yet has a great depth of flavor.  My husband just loved it and ate seconds and had to stop himself from eating thirds so that he'd have some left over for lunch the next day.  As you can see, I paired it with some roasted asparagus and wild rice.  Perfect.

slightly adapted from Simply Great Chicken on Bunny's Warm Oven

2 lbs. boneless/skinless chicken thighs or breast tenders*
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 (0.6 oz) packet dry Italian dressing mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil (for easy clean up) and lightly coat with cooking spray.  In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and dry Italian dressing mix with your fingers.  Rub mixture all over thighs or tenders and place in baking dish.  Sprinkle with any remaining brown sugar mix.  Bake for 30-35 minutes for thighs, 20-25 minutes for tenders, or until juices run clear. 

*If you want to make this with bone-in chicken, adjust the cooking time to 50-60 minutes.

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