3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken - brown sugar, Italian dressing mix and chicken. Ready in under 30 minutes! Everyone loved this dish! I loved that there was no prep work! Such an easy weeknight meal that the whole family enjoyed!
3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken - brown sugar, Italian dressing mix and chicken. Ready in under 30 minutes! Everyone loved this dish! I loved that there was no prep work! Such an easy weeknight meal that the whole family enjoyed!

This baked chicken only has 3 ingredients - including the chicken! Plus, there is no prep work involved. Woohoo! Just coat the chicken in brown sugar and Italian dressing mix then throw in the oven. That's it! SO easy!

Not only is this chicken a snap to make, it tastes great! We both gobbled this chicken up! Sweet and savory in every bite! We served this with some Parmesan Rice Grits and Green Beans. YUM! I can't wait to make this again!!

I highly suggest lining your pan with foil. The brown sugar mixture gets sticky as it bakes. After dinner, throw away the foil and the dishes are done! Easy prep and easy clean up.. It just doesn't get any better!


3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken - brown sugar, Italian dressing mix and chicken. Ready in under 30 minutes! Everyone loved this dish! I loved that there was no prep work! Such an easy weeknight meal that the whole family enjoyed!




3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken - brown sugar, Italian dressing mix and chicken. Ready in under 30 minutes! Everyone loved this dish! I loved that there was no prep work! Such an easy weeknight meal that the whole family enjoyed!


Yield: serves 4

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 25 mins

ingredients:


  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (0.7-oz) packet Italian Dressing Mix

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Combine the brown sugar and Italian dressing mix. Coat both sides of the chicken with the brown sugar mixture. Place in prepared pan. Top chicken with any remaining brown sugar mixture.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Turn broiler on HIGH. Broil chicken until brown sugar caramelizes, about 1 to 2 minutes. Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn!



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59 comments

  1. I am going to try this tonight! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. I have Italian dressing but not the mix. Wonder how that would turn out....

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    1. It would taste great, I make chicken and rice with just chicken, Italian dressing and rice.

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  3. I am new to cooking. So do you cover up the chicken while its cooking in the oven. How long on 425.

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  4. I am new to cooking. How long on 425. Do you cover it up while its in the oven.

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  5. do you think could you grill these

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    1. I don't think so. The brown sugar melts and that mixes with the Italian dressing mix. I don't think the sugar would stay on the chicken while flipping it around on the grill. We have lots of great grilling recipes on the blog though - http://www.plainchicken.com/search/label/grilling

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  6. do you think could you grill these

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  7. What exactly is the Italian dressing mix?

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  8. Is this dry packet or the dressing?

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    1. It is the dry packet - just use the dry ingredients. Don't make the dressing.

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  9. I have made it with turkey wings

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  10. I dont think dry Italian mix is available in Australia..

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    1. You can make your own "Italian dressing mix". Google it, read what is in a package & put together your own spices. Use what you like & skip the rest. Have fun with it. Cooking should be fun & yummy.

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    2. No worries, make your own mix of dry spices. Those packages are over rated & expensive. Google the ingredients & use as a guide, but leave out the stuff you don't care for & add what you love. Cooking should be fun & yummy.

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  11. I made this recipe last week and give it 5 stars. It came out picture perfect as well as moist and tender. I went out and got the dry mix and will do it again this week. it was so easy.

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  12. I have 2 chicken breast about .7lb each can I follow the same recipe and time??

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    1. Should I leave them whole or should I split them and make 4 breast, and also I have light brown sugar is that the same? Sorry new to this and I have a very picky eater on mybhands

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  14. I made this tonight for my family and it was a hit!! Thank you so much for sharing it. I will definitely be making it again especially on the days that I forget about supper since it only took 30min total.

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    1. Hi I have a quick question, I am in the process of cooking this but I am confused. It looks like the chicken is in a sauce in the picture, are we supposed to add some type of liquid?

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    2. No sauce. As the chicken cooks, it makes its own sauce with the brown sugar and dressing.

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  15. Do you need to put the chicken in the broiler? If not, how long would you cook the chicken in the oven?

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  16. Can I use frozen chicken breasts? Or do I need to defrost it first?

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  17. Do you make Italian dressing mix accordingly as it says behind the pouch and the add that and brown sugar??? Or do you add brown sugar and Italian mix powder together



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    1. don't make the dressing. Just mix the brown sugar and dry mix together.

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  18. Does the italian mix need to be prepared (with the oil, water, etc) then mixed with the brown sugar?

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  19. Seems as if there is liquid in it ?

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    1. No. Only the ingredients listed. Dry mix, brown sugar & chicken.

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  20. Already cooked these before cooking tonight also!!

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  21. Where can you find the dry Italian mix?

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    1. It will be next to th dry Ranch mix in the salad dressing isle. I buy Good Seasonings brand.

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  22. Not sure if you'll see this with in the next few hours, lol, but I am planning on fixing this tonight and was curious what sides you pair w/ it, or what would you recommend? If you've already told or answered this question, I appologize, I must have missed it.

    Thank you!
    Felicia.

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    1. We usually do green beans or Lima beans and potato casserole.

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  23. Can you also make this on top of the stove? Like just the chicken?

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  24. Have you tried this with thighs?

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  25. This was delicious! Will definitely fix it again. Lots of liquid to serve over ride. Mine didn't look red like in the photo, but didn't affect taste. I used chick thighs. So easy. Might use less brown sugar next time.

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  26. How do you think it will taste with only Brown sugar, I don't have any dressing at home lol

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    1. Maybe add some of your favorite seasonings to the brown sugar

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  27. How do you think it will taste with only Brown sugar, I don't have any dressing at home lol

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  28. Can I make this with honey instead of brown sugar?

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    1. I've never tried this with honey, so I don't know how it will taste.

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    2. Yes you could use honey. You could even use baking soda, but it will taste awful.

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  29. Would this work in the crock pot?

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    1. it's an oven recipe; cook it in the oven. If you prefer soggy slow cooker meat and you have time to wait, shove it in a slow cooker pot.

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  30. Could I make this using thighs or drumsticks?

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    1. Sure. You will just need to adjust the cooking time

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  31. I made this tdy quick & easy. But I though the sugar mix wud stick to chicken & sort of brown it a little. Will make it again. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Every time I make this the sauce thats creates from the brown sugar starts to burn. I love how it tastes but hate having the smell of something burning throughout my house. Tips?

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    1. Maybe cover it the last few minutes of cooking or lower the temperature slightly. All ovens are different- your oven could be running hotter than mine. Hope this helps!

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  33. Have you ever marinated the chicken prior to putting in oven?

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