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Sweet and Zesty Italian Chicken

Sweet and Zesty Italian Chicken

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! The best part about this recipe is that it only requires 3 ingredients and it is absolutely delicious.

I have to admit something to you. Blogging isn’t as glamorous as you may think. It’s a job, like any job, with fun parts (creating! learning! eating!) and less fun parts that involve sitting behind a computer monitor, editing, writing, emailing, etc. It’s not a third world life by any stretch, but it’s also not glitz and glory – it’s work. Work, work…work and I’m starting to get the feeling I need a vacation.  Maybe its just a case of cabin fever?

Sweet and Zesty Italian Chicken

This months Recipe Redux challenge was Spring Clean the Kitchen. Cook with at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. I did find an awesome 3 ingredient chicken recipe for you.  And I did spring clean…but it wasnt in the kitchen.

Not for nothing, I have a decent to-do list going right now and I’m trying to hack away at it before adding new distracting kitchen projects. Speaking of spring cleaning…I finally finished cleaning out my makeup and skin care cabinets. They’re looking good right now. I am so happy. An uncluttered cabinet equals an uncluttered mind.  This came together pretty easily. When it comes to cleaning out, I’m ruthless.  I threw away cosmetics {lotions, potions, colors} so old, my aesthetician would shutter if she saw them…in amounts that would make a hoarder shout “Damn Girl, what-were-you-thinking when you bought that bright pink eyeliner?!”  Really.  Luckily I had plenty of trash bags so it wasn’t too bad.

Back to the recipe.  In the same way I’m ruthless with cleaning out, I’m ruthless with cutting down generous ingredients in recipes.  Take my recipe for Sweet and Zesty Italian Chicken.  The original called for 1 full cup of brown sugar!  Way more sugar than necessary.  So I cut it down to 1/2 a cup. It is divine, you wont even miss the extra calories or carbs!  I loved this challenge and I love to try to make a healthy dish out of whatever I have on-hand!

Sweet and Zesty Italian Chicken

Sweet and Zesty Italian Chicken
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This baked chicken only has 3 ingredients - including the chicken! No prep work involved. Just coat the chicken in brown sugar and Zesty Italian dressing mix then throw in the oven. That's it! SO easy!
    Servings Prep Time
    4 servings 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    20 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 servings 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    20 minutes
    Sweet and Zesty Italian Chicken
    Print Recipe
    This baked chicken only has 3 ingredients - including the chicken! No prep work involved. Just coat the chicken in brown sugar and Zesty Italian dressing mix then throw in the oven. That's it! SO easy!
      Servings Prep Time
      4 servings 5 minutes
      Cook Time
      20 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 servings 5 minutes
      Cook Time
      20 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: servings
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 375 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 minutes. 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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      So there you have it.

      Got any simple chicken recipes?

      xo

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