Jack's Apple Butter Chicken

Total Time
1hr 6mins
Prep 6 mins
Cook 1 hr

Jack has his own recipe for homemade apple butter that starts with a trip to Apple Hill, CA.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in ovenproof baking dish and brown chicken on one side.
  3. Turn over and while browning the second side, place sage, thyme, salt and pepper on each piece.
  4. Spoon one tablespoon apple butter on each, and pour wine over so it is sitting in about 1/4" of wine (drink the rest).
  5. Cover and bake in oven for about 45-60 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken, leaving the applesauce and wine.
  7. Reduce sauce (simmer until thick and creamy).
  8. Drizzle over chicken, serve over rice or pasta.


Most Helpful

Yummy chicken! I used boneless, skinless chicken breast. Loved the combination of spices. My apple butter stayed on top of the chicken which only needed to be baked for about 30 minutes. So I poured off the white wine into a pan, added a few more tablespoons of apple butter and made the sauce like that. It was delicious. Did I mention it was really easy? Thanks for the really tasty recipe!

SteelerSue February 05, 2011

I had 3 large chicken breasts in the refrigerator that I used for this recipe instead of the 8 chicken pieces. The apple butter I used was sweeter than I had hoped it would be but the sauce still had a great flavor. Instead of rice or noodles I served with mashed potatoes but brown rice would be very nice with this chicken. Would like to try this again using a tarter apple butter and boneless chicken breast. Thank you TraceyMae! Made and reviewed for the Australia/New Zealand Forum's Recipe Swap #24.

lauralie41 January 11, 2009

Superb combination of flavors. I had some leftover supermarket chicken and realized this would be fabulous for it. Rather than baking it, i put all the sauce ingredients together in a pan and heated them then added the cooked chicken pieces. YUM. I will make this often. The wine cuts the sweetness of the apple butter while letting all the flavors shine.

MarraMamba November 20, 2007

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