Chicken with Brown Sugar and Lemon
We love cooking with boneless chicken thighs and think they are the tastiest part of the chicken.
This easy recipe for chicken with brown sugar and lemon is deliciously different for a nice change of dinner pace.
The kids are definitely going to love this one! Serve with some slow cooker mashed potatoes and a healthy green vegetable!
- 2-1/2 lbs. boneless. skinless chicken thighs
- 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon lemon peel, divided
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Place chicken in a 9 x 13" casserole dish and squeeze the juice of one lemon over top of each piece of chicken. Let sit for about 15 minutes.
Mix together flour, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour flour mixture into a large resealable bag and add chicken pieces; shake well to coat chicken.
In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Rinse casserole dish and spray with nonstick spray. Pour in chicken broth and 1/2 tsp. lemon peel. Add browned chicken to the casserole dish. Mix brown sugar with 1 tsp. lemon peel and sprinkle over chicken.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.