This chicken recipe has been a great hit over at Gourmet Beauty, and I’m not surprised by that at all! Let’s take a look at what our friends over there had to say about it:
“It seems very odd that mixing some brown sugar with a packet of Italian dressing mix would produce delicious, savory, mouth-watering chicken, but it DOES. And talk about EASY, we threw this together in less than 5 minutes and then it roasts for about an hour.”
It really is that simple! And if you don’t believe me, try it yourself! I bet this is going to become one of your family’s favorites, too.
About 3 1/2 pounds of chicken (I used both drumsticks and thinly sliced breasts–use skinless or remove the skin after baking for a lower calorie dinner)
1 ( .7 ounce) packet of dried Italian dressing mix (such as Good Seasonings)
1/2 cup Domino brown sugar, packed
Preheat your oven to 350.
Line a 12 x 9 baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
Rinse chicken, pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.
Combine the dried Italian seasoning mix and the brown sugar, mixing together well.
Dip and press the chicken pieces into the mixture, coating front and back, and place into your prepared pan.
Any extra coating that remains can just be sprinkled over the chicken.
Roast for about 50-60 minutes total, and every 15 min or so turn the chicken over and spoon the mixture over the baking chicken (the mixture becomes liquidy in the oven).
I like my chicken to be REALLY roasted so I leave it in at least 60 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!