Simply Great Chicken Recipe
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I know you'll love this baked's easy to prepare as well as tasty. So even on the busiest days, you can still serve your family a hearty dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 544 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 777mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.


  1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, place chicken in a single layer. Sprinkle with salad dressing mix and sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Simply Great Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p55

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Green.devonna User ID: 5724021 201998
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

"Very good !"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 43450
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"This recipe has become one of our favorite recipes that I prepare at least several times a month. The first time I prepared it my husband gave it a huge thumbs up. I always have the ingredients in my pantry and is easy to prepare after a busy day. Definitely five stars and five thumbs up."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 43445
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"Very easy and economical to prepare deliciously different from most baked chicken recipes."

sherryorndorff User ID: 1981757 17970
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"The title says it all, simply great chicken. I used boneless/skinless pieces & it was great. Thanks!!"

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 73524
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"This was absolutely delicious. There was plenty of dressing mix & brown sugar to add extra chicken pieces. Two breasts, thighs and legs weren't enough. I can't wait to make this again."

swtlissdrmwvr User ID: 4026485 16064
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"It is amazing how tender the chicken is. The flavor combo is right on and delish!! And not to mention taking the skin off takes away the fat from the meal! I have made this quite a few times, and am actually making it tonight too! This is def. a keeper for me and my fam!"

asianchick User ID: 4336083 46651
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"Was looking for something different in the way of know the family gets tired of the same old stuff. This was very good. The chicken came out tender and it smelled sooooo good in the oven. The kids told me it was the bestest chicken in the world. I lined my pan with foil and sprayed it with cooking spray so it wouldn't stick. I really recommend doing that or it'll be a messy clean up."

Marjud User ID: 261485 43444
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"I;ve prepared this recipe using chicken wings. It's a huge hit for family, friends and club gatherings. LOVE IT!!!"

Classicrock User ID: 656532 19336
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

"My husband, a fan of deep-fried chicken, really liked this! I used only bone-in breasts, with skin removed, and baked them for about 45 minutes in a 15"x10" dish. - Lori in WI."

Beth971 User ID: 2916111 43440
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"My whole family loved this chicken! Even my picky younger brothers. I'll be making this recipe time and again."

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