You may not think of coffee and chicken going together, but oh it certainly can! This recipe turned out to be quite different and was unlike a lot of other chicken recipe varieties that I’ve tried before, but both the husband and I liked it and it was good for a unique twist!
Baked Coffee Chicken Breasts
Three boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbs freshly ground coffee beans
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 tbs melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take a baking dish and line it with aluminum foil. Place chicken breasts in the dish. Pour lemon juice and butter over the chicken. Mix together your coffee, brown sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper and spoon on top of the chicken breasts liberally. Cover the baking dish with more aluminum foil and bake in the oven till chicken is done, approx 45 minutes.
I served this wish a side of leftover mashed acorn squash and it was delicious! There’s a slight bit of roasted bitterness from the coffee that is nicely balanced out from the sugar. Due to the bitter accents of the chicken, I found that serving it with a sweeter side such as squash or baked apples paired quite nicely.
This recipe is gluten free, grain free, egg free, and soy free.