Oven Roasted Brown Sugar Chicken

Mar 11, 2013 | All, Food | 11 Comments

This is a recipe  I would ALWAYS ask my mom to make for me as a child. It’s hearty, delicious and is easy to make. I make double when I make this chicken dish as it tastes even more flavorful the 2nd day (and the third). Try it and let me know what you think! Enjoy!

*** I paired this dish with sautéed broccolini and thai jasmine rice that I made with organic light coconut milk instead of water. I try and use fresh organic ingredients as often as I can.***


4 Chicken Quarters

salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp chopped shallots

3 cloves chopped garlic

3/4 cup chicken stock/broth

1 cup low sodium soy

2 cups brown sugar

1 heaping tbsp freshly chopped ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a dutch pot on med high to high heat with your butter and olive oil. Generously salt and pepper your chicken quarters. Brown the skin of your chicken in the pot for about 2 mins on each side until it’s crisp and golden brown. Remove the chicken quarters and reduce the heat to medium. Add in the shallots and garlic. Deglaze the pot with the chicken stock. Scrape down all of the sides to make sure you get all of the delicious seasonings and flavors into the broth (I’m hungry already!). Add in the soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger. Simmer the sauce for about 5-10 mins. Add the chicken quarters back into the pot, place the lid on and bake for 45min to an hour. The chicken will be flavorful and falling off the bone. Mmm mmm mmmm!

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11 thoughts on “Oven Roasted Brown Sugar Chicken

  1. This looks really good – I’m the house chef for 10 people, and I’m going to try this. I’ll let you know their reviews! Love the name of your blog.

  2. This was just delicious, I had a whole chicken quartered (my husband and son like white meat) and it worked just fine. Very easy and yummy.

  3. Love this recipe! We use it quite often. I double the carrots and celery and add minced onion flakes to it and use Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice. After a couple hours check it to see if it needs a little bit more water added.

  4. I saw you and your husband on an episode of Rachel Ray cooking this recipe. I tried it; my daughter and I loved it, but I lost it ( I had written it out on a scrap sheet of paper). Thank you for providing it online. This time I will jot it down more clearly, laminate it and file it with my special recipes. Will you be coming out with a book of your recipes? If so, please let us know!

  5. I served this dish tonight and it was a hit! My super critical mom loved it and my super duper picky son (who only eats hot dogs and mac & cheese) finished his plate!

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