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Brown Sugar Spiced Baked Chicken

Brown Sugar Spiced Baked Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 22 minutes

When school is in session and my family is running around with our hectic schedules, I need an arsenal of simple and quick meals! It's a war out there people and I only have one child! I can't even imagine all of the rushing about a family of six has to endure. This baked chicken recipe is one of my favorite recipes to make during the weekday. I make an extra large batch to have leftovers for salads, tacos, and sandwiches. Super delicious, this slightly sweet chicken is pleasing to everyone's taste buds and takes me 5 minutes to prep and 20 to bake! Serve it alongside buttery rice or pasta, a nice salad, and dinner is on the table in a flash.

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 chicken breasts

Notes:

makes 6 servings

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a bowl stir to combine sugar, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic powder. 
  3. Coat each chicken breast thoroughly with this sugar/spice rub and place on a rimmed baking sheet. (For a better flavor, place the spiced rubbed chicken breasts in a sealable plastic food storage bag and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight). Place in the oven and bake for 20-22 minutes until cooked through. Serve.

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