Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Incredible Chicken

What are you having for dinner tonight? We're having Incredible Chicken. I'm not bragging - that's the name of the recipe, and believe me, this chicken lives up to its name. It is SO easy, it's almost ridiculous that it's an actual recipe in a cookbook. It's from Noteworthy, a collection of recipes from the Ravinia Festival. Ravinia is a nearby venue for outdoor summer concerts, and it's very popular to pack an elaborate picnic and a couple of bottles of wine to take to the concerts. Every recipe in this book has been good, so I couldn't pass up one called Incredible Chicken. Here it is:

This unlikely combination of ingredients is delicious (it says this in the book)

1 chicken, quartered
garlic salt
1/4-1/3 cup brown sugar

Arrange chicken skin side up in a lightly oiled baking pan. Season fairly heavily with garlic salt. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar. Bake in preheatd 375 degree oven 1 hour. Cover with foil after 30 to 45 minutes if chicken appears too dry. May be served hot or cold.

Instead of one whole chicken, I use bone-in, skin-on breasts. It comes out great every time, smells delicious, and is really good with rice and veggies.


  1. love your header...first time I've explored your blog...recipe sounds great, I have one called Shoyu chicken, it's simple:
    cut up chicken in a pot
    pour over 1 c shoyu (wheat free soy), 1 cup sugar, 1 cup catchup, a little ginger and seasame oil if you have it.
    stir cover and cook on med heat for 1 hour. If you use less chicken you can cut back the amounts you use, more add more.
    Serve with rice and veg and you're set!

  2. Oh, if you have picky eaters, I call it messy chicken. Kids love it. I sometimes add garlic to this and it's great!

  3. Nummy! I'm going to have to give this one a try!

  4. Julie - thank you! I love new ideas for dinner!