Candied Chicken Breasts

Candied Chicken Breasts


"Breaded chicken breasts baked with a sweet, sticky sauce with a bite. Very easy to prepare. This is a family favorite, and if you want to impress someone, this is just the thing!"

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 425 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.3g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1142 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, flour, oregano, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat; dredge chicken in bread crumb mixture and brown in skillet, about 3 to 4 minutes each side. Layer chicken in 2 lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dishes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a large saucepan over low heat, combine the brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt and water. Bring to a boil, and pour over chicken. Cover baking dishes with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Top each piece with a pineapple ring, and serve.
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This is the most amazing recipe on this site. I make it ALL the time and have never failed to get compliments. Here are my successfully tried changes (makes it a little easier): Use dried minced onion instead of fresh grated. Like many other reviewers, I replace half (or more) of the water with pineapple juice -- yum -- and I use pineapple chunks instead of rings, added to the pan in the last ten minutes of baking. One time, I was making this for company, and already had all the chicken in the pan with the sauce, ready to go in the oven, when I decided I didn't have enough chicken, so I took some raw pieces and breaded them, and threw them in, hoping for the best. In the end, we liked those pieces better (they're softer), so since then, I always skip the frying step -- it's a lot easier, and one less dish to wash. Another tip I read in the reviews was the cut the cutlets up into smaller pieces -- this really makes it good. Make a lot of extra sauce and serve over rice. You won't regret making this recipe.


Where do I start? I have some issues with this recipe...First, when it came out of the oven, it looked and smelled great - couldn't wait to try it. But, the chicken just didn't taste very seasoned. I think it needs to be seasoned enough on its own because it just tasted like plain chicken smothered with the sweet sauce. Second, the cooking time : there is no way in HE-double hockey sticks this chicken could stay in the oven for a full hour, especially after already being in the pan for 7 minutes! I left mine in for no more than 25mins (granted I halved the recipe) and it was overdone. I'd say check it to make sure the juices are clear, but even my super slow oven would've completely ruined the chicken after an hour. I will consider making this recipe again because it is so asthetically pleasing, but I will make big seasoning changes and obviously alter the cooking time.


I was really not into making this. It just didnt appeal to me really. But, I was looking for something the kids would like and I had all the ingredients on hand. This was a huge hit at my house! After a week of nearly having to force my 8 year old to eat dinner.. I was thrilled to see him eat every single bite on his plate. I served it with white rice. The breading was soggy, and I dont know how to get around that. I thought about leaving it off the next time, but it really does have nice flavor. Even if it was soggy, it tasted good. It is a bit on the sweet side, but in a good way. Will be keeping this one. I would be giving it five stars, if it wasnt for the soggy breading. Which didnt bother anyone but me.***after making this for several months as a regular around here, I can highly recommend not covering the dish. It comes out much less soggy, and the sauce thickens up***