Brown Sugar Chicken

If you have followed my blog for a while you know that I enjoy the combination of sweet and spicy.  Today I have a yummy marinade for chicken that meets that criteria.  Now you can use it and cook your chicken on the grill or if the weather isn’t cooperating to grill you can cook it in the oven.  So it is perfect for this time of year where we are heading into Fall and the weather is getting cooler.

Brown Sugar Chicken

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda like Sprite, 7Up, etc.
  • 1 1/2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
  1. In a gallon sized zip lock bag, combine the brown sugar, mustard, seasonings and soda in a bowl and mix well. Carefully whisk to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the chicken to the bag and seal. Place in the fridge and marinade at least 30 minutes, but the longer the better.  I did it for 4 hours.  I also rotate the bag halfway through the marinating process.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and bake or grill.  To bake: cook at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until fully cooked. To grill, grill over medium until fully cooked.
Adapted from Cooking During Stolen Moments.


4 comments on “Brown Sugar Chicken

  • I just made this and it was amazing! I added 2 TBSP of soy sauce to the marinade and had it marinating for about 36 hours! I made rice to go with it and boiled that in half water and half chicken broth, grilled my chicken on my George Foreman grill and boiled the leftover marinade and made a gravy out of it for over the chicken and rice! It was PERFECT and DELICIOUS!! I didn’t have any fresh veggies, but some stir fried veggies mixed in there would have been perfect, thank you!!

  • Oh my gosh, I loved this recipe. It was so amazing. I am so glad i found this site and found this recipe. My family loved it. Thank you.

  • This looks great, and easy! Can I use diet sprite?

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