Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baked Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken

Ever find a recipe and as you're reading it you think to yourself, "There is no way this is right".  I had that reaction when I first went to make this recipe. As soon as I saw that they cooked the chicken at 500  (you read that right) degrees I almost fell out of my chair. Then I saw that it said to cook it at 500 for 15-30 (YES 30) minutes. Do you know what it would be like eating that chicken after cooking for 30 minutes? It would be like recreating the dinner scene from Christmas Vacation.


So after reading how everyone else fixed this recipe I worked my own magic on it and it turned out really yummy, and most definitely not dry.

Here's what you need:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
4 garlic cloves, minced 
4 tablespoons brown sugar 
3 teaspoons olive oil 
Seasoned salt
Black Pepper
Cajun seasoning

Here's what to do:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Heat a skillet with the olive oil and add garlic, cook until tender
Remove skillet from heat and add brown sugar
Line a baking dish with foil
Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt, black pepper, and cajun seasoning
Add chicken to baking dish
Spoon brown sugar and garlic mixture over the top of the chicken
Bake for 20 minutes

This was a really yummy dish and, unlike how it would have turned out if cooked at 500 degrees, it was really moist. Check out the original recipe posting to see some of the other ways people changed it (they all look yummy!).

1 comment:

Heather said...

I thought that same thing...after I had baked the chicken at 500 degrees. Yes, I know, I'm a little slow. The flavor was really good though so I can't wait to try it again.

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