Chicken to Revolutionize the Taste Buds

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Yeah, you read that right. REVOLUTIONIZE.

Am I being a tad overdramatic? Yes, probably, but I still have an awesome chicken recipe here for you healthy poultry lovers who are tired of the same old chicken breast to fill up on protein. This is a simple recipe I’ve been eating since I was a child, and it’s called Chicken Ann.

I didn’t know it at the time, but I was a very lucky kid. My parents ALWAYS made our meals. Takeout was a luxury, a ‘treat,’ if you will, and, even though I always wanted pizza over the healthy home-cooked meals, eating well growing up helped me seamlessly fall right into eating well as an adult. As I started my foray into healthy living, I noticed that chicken, for many, is a protein staple.

I went through my days of boiled chicken breast, chicken with just garlic and olive oil, bland chicken, barbeque chicken, etc, but then I remembered Chicken Ann. I loved eating it as a kid, and I still love the simplicity of this delicious way to prepare chicken.

Chicken Ann was named after my grandmother. It is a family recipe (so don’t share it with ANYONE… …. Deal, internet?) and healthy enough that you’re not giving up feeling good for some good-tasting protein. This works best with chicken that has skin on it (I know there was this whole ‘give up the skin’ movement with chicken but honestly the skin is the best part) but can also work for bare breasts (haha, see what I did there?) So, give it a go!

Happy eating!


Chicken Ann

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix together –
    • 4 tsp salt
    • 4 tsp sugar
    • 2 tsp paprika
    • 1tsp pepper
  • Cover the chicken on each side in lemon juice. Evenly sprinkle the mixture over both sides of each piece.
  • Bake chicken for 20-30 minutes, or until you cut into a piece and the inside is white!