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.

26 comments:

Pam said...

Yum - the sauce sounds simple but flavorful. Great dish.

Cheryl said...

That sounds delish, cant wait to try it and your church dinner, I would so give my left arm to be there!

Lynda said...

Katy's chicken is making the rounds-I'm going to have to try it as it sounds super simple and delicious!
I love church dinners-we have a holiday dinner coming up the end of the month and I love it.

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like a perfect weeknight meal - delish!

Katherine Aucoin said...

On your recommendation, I'll have to give it a try. Always looking for another chicken recipe!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! This sounds amazing! I love the sweetness of the brown sugar on the chicken....mmmm :)

Monica H said...

Church ham and oysters sounds like a cool idea to me. and so does this chicken. I'm always looking to try chicken in defferent ways so I'll have to give it a try.

Jenn said...

If you say make it I shall add it to the dishes to make. I need me some chicken anyway. Yum yum!!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

It does sound simple. Looks great too! Have a wonderful time at the oysters and ham dinner.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love your photo, it certainly makes me want to try this recipe!!

Sophia said...

Wow! Finger-licking good!

Emily said...

This chicken looks scrumptious!
Have fun this weekend! Eat lots of ham and oysters for me.

Denise said...

Definately my kind of meal. Will try it very soon. Love oysters, suck some down for me!!!!

Ingrid said...

Looks great. Okay, you twisted my arm! :)

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Bridgett said...

Simple yet the flavors sounds scrumptious! I will try this soon!

teresa said...

oh yummy! i've been sold on this chicken for a while, i just haven't made it yet, it sounds amazing!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I saw this on Katy's blog and it looked delicious! The same way it looks here! Have fun at the church supper!

Kerstin said...

This looks like a super easy and flavorful chicken recipe - yum! Hope you have a great time at your Ham & Oyster party!

Belle said...

This look so simple and delicious! And oysters! I love oysters - your church dinner sounds wonderful!

Amanda said...

Wow that IS easy! I had a pot roast like that too!

Katy ~ said...

I see yours and it looks so delicious; now I want this again! I've taken to doubling the sauce ingredients because I'm a saucy kind of girl, grins.

Rachel said...

We made this recently, too, and loved it! It was incredibly easy and very flavorful! Your picture is making me hungry :)

Jillian said...

that looks delicious! and that Praline Apple Bread!!!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,..the chicken looks fab!!

So tasty!!

comfycook said...

I can imagine how tasty, this chicken is. Katy is all you say. Her recipes are endearing, as is she.

You have good taste in people and recipes.

Sweet and Savory said...

You and Katy did a great job with this recipe. I have a feeling Bloggers, all over are going to make this. Easy and delicious.