Jan 11 Wednesday

Brown Sugar Chicken (Dew This!)

Happy new year!

The start of the new year is like a blank notebook, a fresh workout routine or a stiff pair of black yoga pants. Anything is possible.

And then comes February. And Girl Scout Cookies.

Unrelated: By far, my most popular recipe has been Brown Sugar Chicken.

It’s super easy, crazy tasty and kids will actually eat dinner when it is served. Without complaints. Seriously.

While in a pinch, IĀ happenedĀ on an improvement that has made this delectable dish, even more delicious. Yes, it is possible. I will bet you my 6th pair of black yoga pants that you will agree.

Instead of using Sprite or 7-up in the recipe, I used Mountain Dew. Once I used diet. Once I used throwback. (And I don’t even like Mountain Dew.)


Dew it.

You won’t regret it. That box of Thin Mints on the other hand…


  • Posted By: Janan Rustan

    Did you get into my stash of Dt Dew that you graciously treat me to whenever I’m hanging out at your place?

  • Posted By: kelly cooper

    I have to admit that I’m addicted to diet mt dew, and I love this recipe so I’m glad you tipped me off to this – we always have dt dew in the house and I’ll use it going forward! I can’t believe you don’t love the dew…and I thought we had so much in common?!?!?

  • Posted By: Katy

    Janan – Yes. :)

  • Posted By: Katy

    Kelly – You crack me up! I don’t drink a lot of soda, so when I do, it’s usually Diet Dr. Pepper. I don’t even like Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke unless that’s the only option. The fact that it makes wonderful BSC and also keeps apple slices from browning makes me re-think my natural prejudices towards the Dew.

  • Posted By: Molly

    You’re back! Thanks for the updated recipe!

  • Posted By: Katy

    Molly! I AM! And I am glad that you came back to read. :) oxo

  • Posted By: Hillary

    Did you notice a difference when using the diet soda? I always try to cut the sugar wherever possible & would love to try a less-sugared version.