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Sweet and Sticky Chicken

4.3 from 11 reviews

A delicious oven-roasted recipe for sweet and sticky chicken. It’s quick & easy, hearty, freezer-friendly, and will please the entire family.


  • 2 carrots, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 onion, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into 1” pieces
  • 4 pieces of chicken
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch + 3 Tbsp water (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In an 8×8 oven-proof dish, layer the vegetables.
  2. Combine 2 Tbsp each of molasses, ketchup, honey, maple syrup and all seasoning in a medium bowl. Place chicken in a separate bowl.
  3. Add about 1/4 cup of liquid mixture to the chicken and stir to coat well. Place chicken and the sauce it was in on top of vegetables. Place butter on top of chicken.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  5. Add cornstarch slurry to sauce and stirring constantly bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  6. Add this thickened sauce to the top of the chicken and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. You might need to remove the chicken so it doesn’t overcook, yet continue to bake the vegetables until they’re done.
  7. Enjoy the sweet and sticky chicken!


Keywords: Sweet and sticky chicken