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Chicken with Brown Sugar and Lemon

Brown Sugar Chicken

The kids are going to love this easy Chicken with Brown Sugar and a hint of Lemon recipe and so will the adults!

Course Easy Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Sugar Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 244 kcal
Author DinnerPlanner


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Chicken
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 690mg30%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.