Yum — brown sugar lemon chicken is perfect for a weeknight meal that is calling for something super-delicious!
Delicious Brown Sugar Lemon Chicken
We love cooking with boneless chicken thighs and think they are the tastiest part of the chicken.
This easy recipe for Brown Sugar Chicken and lemon is deliciously different for a nice change of dinner pace. It feels good to put a delicious, yet reasonably priced dinner on the table that you can feel good about.
The kids are definitely going to love this one! Serve with some slow cooker mashed potatoes and a healthy green vegetable!
The kids are going to love this easy Chicken with Brown Sugar and a hint of Lemon recipe and so will the adults!
- 2-1/2 lbs. boneless. skinless chicken thighs
- 1 small lemon
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon 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.
What Makes This Brown Sugar Chicken Recipe Low Cost?
We use chicken thighs! Chicken thighs are always easy on family budget, but not all chicken thighs are created equal – make sure to buy quality chicken thighs that have no added hormones or salt. You don’t always have to buy organic to get quality chicken – just read the label thoroughly.
What’s the difference between light and dark sugar?
The darker the sugar the more the molasses so more taste.
What to Serve with Brown Sugar Lemon Chicken?
Try our Other Chicken Thigh Recipes