Delicious Brown Sugar Chicken
Take a bite into this succulent, flavorful dish filled with zest, sweetness, and impeccable savory goodness.
Is your mouth watering yet? That’s the goal. Let’s get right into this delicious brown sugar chicken I mimicked after one of my newfound favorite cooks, Ayesha Curry.
3 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
1 cup of low sodium soy sauce
¾ cup of chicken broth
2 packed cups of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of chopped shallots
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Add your butter and olive oil to a large-sized pan and place your chicken (seasoned with salt and paper) in the pan, on medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. After this, remove your chicken and place onto a plate.
Next, add your shallots to the remaining oil and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in your ginger and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Once this is done, add the soy sauce and brown sugar and stir till this is caramelized. You’ll definitely want this sauce to thicken up a bit. I’d say I left this on the stove simmering for about 3-5 minutes. Smell that glory? Hold on, we’re just getting warmed up, literally.
Return the chicken to the pan and place your sweet chicken goodness in the oven–covered. Leave this in the oven for about 30 minutes. When you check back in (because let’s be honest, I couldn’t help myself), spoon in some of the sauce over the chicken so it remains moist. Once your 30-minute mark is up, remove the lid and cook for an additional 30 minutes. You may have to adjust cooking times depending on your oven settings.
You’re officially ready to serve! This dish pairs nicely with an array of sides. I used jasmine rice, (Ayesha’s recommendation) and another side of veggies. A few weeks ago when I made this dish, I used brussels sprouts– a real winner here.
This chicken is incredible, truly. I live for all the flavor!
Don’t forget, we have the low down on our Pistachio Crusted Salmon for all the fish lovers!
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