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Chicken is a meat I always have in my freezer, because it’s so quick to prepare and cook up. And there is so much you can do with it! Take for instance, chicken with brown sugar. Sure it sounds odd, but add in some paprika for a spicy-sweet combo. Then maybe some lemon for a touch of sour. That’s three taste buds being stimulated with just one dish! And seriously, people, as weird as this combo may sound, you will never believe how good it is until you try it for yourself! Time for a little foodie adventure! πŸ™‚

Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
ΒΌ cup lemon juice
Β½ cup flour
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1Β½ tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon lemon zest (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the flour, paprika and salt in a shallow dish. Place chicken breasts in the flour mixture and toss until coated completely.

Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Place chicken breast in the skillet and cook until browned on both sides. Remove chicken breasts and place in a casserole dish.

Add the lemon juice in the skillet to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits into the juice. Pour the juice over the chicken. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken breasts with the brown sugar and lemon zest, if using. Bake for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from Blog is the New Black