Monday, May 19, 2014

Brown Sugar & Lemon Chicken Breast

Brown Sugar & Lemon Chicken | Aunt Bee's Recipes

       This is a super easy weeknight main dish that I have been making for years.  We love it over rice pilaf with lemon roasted asparagus on the side. I hope y'all enjoy it as much as we do!  

Brown Sugar Lemon Chicken Breast
2 Chicken breast, each sliced through the middle to make 2 thinner breast, for a total of 4 halves.
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
3 lemons, zested and juiced (put the juice in one bowl and the zest in another)
3 TBSP Brown Sugar
3 TBSP Vegetable Oil
Halve your chicken breast through the middle so to make 4 breast cutlets.  This will make them thinner and easier to cook through without drying out.  Then combine the flour, paprika and salt in a pie pan or small baking dish.  Drop each chicken breast in the mixture and toss to coat completely.  Pour oil into a large skillet over medium high heat. Drop chicken in oil and brown on both sides for 2 minutes, for a total of 4 minutes.  While the chicken is browning combine your lemon zest with your brown sugar.  Set aside.  Remove browned chicken breast to a casserole dish.  Pour reserved lemon juice into the skillet to deglaze.  Pour the juice from the skillet onto the chicken breast.  Top each chicken breast with some of the brown sugar/lemon zest mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

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  1. G'day! This looks terrific and am salivating for some of this now Brandi!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. We eat chicken like 5 times a week! Thanks for the new recipe! :)

  3. This looks wonderful! I bet it tastes sooooo good with rice, like you said! I will have to try it!

  4. This looks amazing! Made me super hungry reading the ingredients list! I can't wait to try this.

  5. Mmmmmmm this sounds absolutely perfect for a weeknight! Yummmmm!

  6. You are making me hungry Brandi and it's only 9:30 AM here! LOL! Very family-friendly and it!

  7. This looks delicious and like something my kids would love to eat!

  8. The brown sugar on this dish looks amazing! I'd love to try.

  9. Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

  10. I made this for dinner tonight...Going to be adding this to my favorite chicken recipes for sure!

  11. I made this tonight for my sons 21st birthday dinner per his request. Man was it GOOD!! The lemon zest, brown sugar topping was absolutely delicious!! This is definitely a keeper!!