Caramelized Baked Chicken

Caramelized Baked Chicken

I chose this recipe because it is extremely easy to make and it came at the right moment, as we were beginning to get bored with the traditionally cooked chicken.

If I told you it was delicious, it wouldn't be quite exact - it's absolutely super-extra good - and so simple that you are not gonna believe. Flavourful, moderately salty, slighty caramelized ... and the list can go on.

The concentration of caramel can be different - in the presentation picture the caramel is more dense, made with half a glass of water. The caramel in the photo at the end is made using a full glass of water. Just have a look at the recipe and choose your own version.


Chicken legs
1 kg
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
5 pieces
5 cloves, I used dried garlic/powder
Ground black pepper
0.5 tsp
0.5 cups
or 1 glass, if you want it less caramelized

Step by step

Step 1

Measure the salt and the sugar and place in a small saucepan over low heat and let melt/caramelize.

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 1
Step 2

When sugar starts to melt, stir a little so that it won't burn.

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 2
Step 3

Pour in the water and keep over medium heat until the sugar melts completely.

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 3
Step 4

This is what the final mixture should look like - in this picture I used 1 cup of water. 

If you use half a glass, the caramel will be darker in colour.

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 4
Step 5

Wash thoroughly the chicken and place in a baking sheet pan. Here I used chiken thighs, the second time I used drumsticks, like in the presentation photo. 

Pour the caramel over the chicken.

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 5
Step 6

Season the chicken with pepper and crushed garlic/powder. Bake in the preheated oven to 200 degrees C for about 45 minutes. 

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 6
Step 7

At times, remove the pan from the oven and, using a spoon or a brush, coat the chicken with the sauce from the pan - in order to get a proper tasty caramel crust. 

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 7
Step 8

Here the caramel is more dense - with half a cup of water - the colour is darker and more intense.

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 8
Step 9

And here is a picture with less dense caramel - with 1 cup of water.

Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 9
Step 10

And this is the whole process of making - easy and extremely tasty. 

The chicken is good hot or cold, together with any side dish you like. 


Caramelized Baked Chicken - Step 10
Quantity: 1 kg (4-5 servings)
Prep time: 45 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 15 min
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