Italian Dressing Caramelized Chicken


The best part about this recipe is that it only requires 3 ingredients and it is absolutely delicious.

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The ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2.5 lbs-3 lbs Chicken Breast
  • 1 packet (.7 ounce) of dried italian dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line a 9×13 pan with a large piece of aluminum foil to prevent sticking.

3. Combine the packet of dried Italian dressing mix and 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

4. After cutting excess fat off chicken breasts, dip each piece and coat with the mix on each side. Any extra coating that remains can be sprinkled over.

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5. Place chicken in oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken breasts) and flip each piece over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Turn oven on broil for 2 minutes, flip chicken and broil for another 2 minutes.

Serve with rice, couscous, and quinoa. Enjoy!

Baked Pesto Chicken


This easy baked pesto chicken recipe is so easy and effortless but is easily one of my favorite dishes.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup basil Pesto
  • 1 Tbsp minced Garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella chesse

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

2. Trim excess fat off chicken and cut each breasts into 2-3 strips.

3. Rub 1 Tbsp of minced garlic all over chicken.

4.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray and spread 1/4 cup Pesto on the bottom of the dish.

5. Lay chicken strips in dish and spread another 1/4 cup of Pesto over the chicken.

6. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.

7. At 20 minutes remove the aluminum foil off the baking dish and sprinkle shredded mozzarella on the chicken. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

You can serve this with pasta, quinoa, rice, 0r couscous! Enjoy:)

Honey Soy Sauce Baked Chicken Wings


I often find myself day dreaming at work about cooking. Call me weird but today I just could not stop thinking about these dang chicken wings! So, naturally, I decided to satisfy my cravings!  These savory chicken wings are o-so-good and super easy to make.  The ingredients are simple but the flavor is phenomenal. Not only can you use this sauce for this recipe, you can also use this recipe on chicken breast (yum).

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1  cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1 cup honey, 2 Tbsp ketchup, oil, garlic and 2 Tbsp corn starch in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil and turn heat off. This will create a thicker sauce.
  3. Season chicken with black pepper. 
  4. Line a 9X13 baking dish with aluminum foil and place the chicken wings in the baking dish.
  5. Poor the sauce all over the chicken.
  6. Place aluminum foil tightly over chicken and bake for 60 minutes.
  7. Take the foil off and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy 🙂

Vietnamese Caramelized Chicken (Ga Kho)


This dish is one of my favorites because I love Caramelizing. Caramelization creates a delicious sauce that is sweet, salty, savory and thick enough to nicely coat whatever you’re cooking. A lot of individuals don’t use fish sauce because they’re afraid of the smell but once they get over the smell and try it, they’re hooked. It is a vital part of this dish and you will see how delicious the outcome will be. The first time I made this for my boyfriend, even I was scared that he would think it would smell weird but instead it became one of his favorite dishes! Hope you all enjoy!

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 tbs minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tbs fish sauce (marinade)
  • 1 tbs brown sugar (marinade)
  • 1 thai chili thinly sliced or crushed red peppers (optional)
  • 2 green onions, sliced about 1/2 inch
  • 1 tsp black pepper (marinade)
  • roasted sesame
  • Green onions
  • 2 Tbs cooking oil
  1. First thing you need to do is cut the chicken into bit size pieces and marinade it with 2 Tbs of fish sauce and 1 Tbs brown sugar for 10-30 minutes.
  2. Using a medium sized bowl, make the sauce by combining 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, rice vinegar, fish sauce, ginger, onions, and garlic and mix until everything is incorporated. Set aside for later.
  3. Pour cooking oil onto a large pan and turn on high heat.
  4. Add the chicken and spread it out evenly.
  5. Allow the chicken to sear without touching it for a minute or so and then pour in about 1/4 of the sauce into the pan. The sauce will start to thicken and the chicken will brown after a few minutes. Check to see if it’s nicely caramelized, then turn the pieces of chicken over and pour in the rest of the sauce.
  6. Don’t be worried about the amount of liquid in the pan. The sauce will reduce into a nice thick consistency.
  7. Right before you turn off the heat toss in the chiles and green onions.
  8. Transfer chicken to serving platter topping it with roasted sesame and serve!

I usually serve my Ga Kho with a side of Jasmine rice and cucumbers to dip in the caramel sauce.