Mar 2, 2012

Sweet and Saucy Chicken

I hadn't made this chicken for well over a year and I am so glad I did.
first you must know that Jon is not the biggest chicken fan, so I am always a bit hesitant with chicken dishes.
But he could not get enough of this, seriously the whole time he was making yummy sounds and telling me repeatedly how delicious it was. 
It made me happy :)
I served mine with a heaping pile of steamed broccoli, zucchini, and asparagus and a slice of the best bread on the face of the earth, honey whole wheat from Great Harvest YUM, thanks mom! Of course you can't have that amazing bread without some amazing home-made strawberry jam on top, I'm drooling just thinking about it...
Anyways here you go, sweet and saucy/spicy chicken.
What you need:
6 chicken breasts
2 Cups Salsa- one thing I like so much about this recipe is you can make it however spicy you want, I used medium heat salsa and it had just the right amount of kick for us (we're kind of wussy in the spicy department)
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Honey Dijon Mustard
  -I didn't want to make 6 chicken breasts so I used 3 and cut everything in half, worked perfectly.
Start by putting your chicken in an oven safe dish, I scored my chicken slightly as well to help get flavor in.
Also use a dish that your chicken fits snugly in so that the juice stays on top and around chicken instead of running off into the pan.
Then in another bowl combine the rest of ingredients and mix, then poor over chicken.
Cook in 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or till chicken is cooked through.
I like my chicken to have a little texture to it so once it was finished in the oven I grilled it slightly, once they were grilled up a little, I poured leftover juice from the oven dish over top.
And in case your wondering if grilling it made it dry, it didn't at all, it was still extremely juicy.
There you have it, super easy and yummy chicken, enjoy!
And happy Friday everyone, enjoy your weekend!
P.S. Is that not the cheesiest smile you've ever seen?
I couldn't resist sharing.
Till next time!


  1. This sounds yummy. We make a TON of chicken and I've been sick of the recipes I have. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try!