I can’t say enough good things about One Pan meals! They have become my new BFF’s. Well, maybe my second BFF’s to my crock pot. ha! I love that I can make super healthy and flavorful meals in no time at all, and with ONE pan. The less dishes I have to do, the happier my life is. 😉
This BROWN SUGAR ITALIAN CHICKEN AND VEGGIES is delicious and packed with flavor. You won’t believe how easy this is. All you need is brown sugar and a packet of Italian seasoning mix to flavor the chicken and veggies. I saw this chicken marinade over at my friend Stephanie’s blog –> PLAIN CHICKEN. If you haven’t been to her site then you are missing out on hundreds of super simple and delicious chicken recipes. She is my go-to on nights I have chicken breasts in my fridge and not a clue what to do with them.
Instead of only making the chicken I decided to do a whole meal out of it, so I added in lots of zucchini and red potato. I placed them all on a lovely sheet pan and roasted them in the oven. My house smelled amazing as it all cooked together. After about 35 minutes, dinner was done and we were ready to dig in. Honestly, my entire family loved this one. Even the littles. Of course, they had to dip theirs in ranch dressing but I don’t blame them. I was just happy they ate it!
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 ( 0.7 ounce) packet Italian Dressing/Seasoning Mix (I use Good Seasons brand)
- 2 medium zucchini
- 4 medium red potatoes
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. (For easy clean-up)
- Lay chicken breasts onto prepared baking sheet. Whisk together brown sugar and Italian dressing mix in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Rinse and dry zucchini and red potatoes. Slice and cube both into small bite-size pieces. Lay the vegetables out onto tray next to chicken.
- Sprinkle ¼ cup brown sugar mixture over each chicken breasts, lightly patting onto breast. Then sprinkle remaining mixture onto the vegetables. Season everything with a little salt and pepper. Place pan in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in center.
- Turn broiler on high and broil chicken another 1 to 2 minutes or until brown sugar caramelizes. (Stay and watch closely so it doesn't burn! Very important.)
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: PLAIN CHICKEN