Thursday, November 5, 2009
Katy's Simply Great Chicken
I only have two words to say about this chicken recipe and that is - make it!!! I found this a few weeks back on Katy's blog, Food for a Hungry Soul. I knew when I saw this that I just had to make it. It's so simple and delicious. All it requires are 1 packet of Good Season's Italian salad dressing mix and brown sugar. Can it get any simpler, no. Can it get any tastier than this, no. Please check out Katy's blog if you haven't already. You will not be disappointed. Her recipes are all terrific and I love reading some of her stories behind them.
This weekend we are going to a Ham & Oyster Dinner that our church has been having for probably at least 60 years! I never had oysters until I had them at church and these are terrific. And get this - all the food is prepared in the church's kitchen. It's like having one terrific home cooked meal. And the desserts are all baked and donated by church members. You know that I save room for that. The church has this twice a year and I literally count the weeks until Ham & Oyster time rolls around again! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Simply Great Chicken
About 3 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken (I used legs and thighs and simply removed the skin)
1 (.7 ounce) packet of dried Italian dressing mix (I used Good Seasons)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (I used light brown)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9 x 13 inch pan or cover with foil (I used foil and sprayed it with Pam).
Mix together in large bowl dried Italian dressing mix with brown sugar. Coat chicken pieces with this mixture. You may have to really pat this down on the chicken like I did. Don't be afraid to have a thick coating of this on the chicken. It will melt and carmalize somewhat and is so good. Any extra coating that is left just sprinkle on top of chicken.
Bake for 50 to 60 mintes. Pour any juices over chicken. I served rice with this dish.