A spicy, sweet, and savory concoction that is best after a day of sitting outside on a summer day. (Yes, I went to a BBQ in the summer. Yes, I mean the Texas kind, not the one in Brazil). At one point in time, I had a very unhealthy relationship with Apple Butter Chicken. Then I met my boyfriend, and he cooked a delicious batch for us at his ranch. I realized that I could get my Apple Butter Chicken fix without ‘eating it out of the package’ every night.

Some people just love experimenting with new recipes and trying out new cooking techniques. And believe it or not, there’s a lot of benefits to experimenting in the kitchen. To start, you can often come up with recipes you would never try otherwise. For example, I had never made any kind of bread before, but when I got the idea for this apple butter chicken, I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did, because I was pleasantly surprised at how great it turned out!

When I first moved to New York, there was a small food shop on my block called The Brooklyn Grilled Cheese. The shop was small and simple, with a simple menu and a few tables. The menu was simple too, with sandwiches named after famous New Yorkers. The plainest sandwich on the menu was one called “apple butter chicken”. It was a simple chicken grilled cheese, but if you asked them to add apple butter to it, the sandwich would become something else entirely.. Read more about apple butter chicken wings and let us know what you think.

Your main course is ready with only three ingredients! Our baked Apple Butter Chicken will liven up an average chicken night with two easy ingredients. The apple butter’s sweetness combined with the subtle heat of the BBQ sauce creates a delicious autumn taste you won’t want to miss!

I used to think apple butter was simply butter that had been flavored with apples. I was completely incorrect! Apple butter is similar to applesauce, but thicker and sweeter. This fall season, we’re feeling all things apple. When time is of the essence but you don’t want to sacrifice your cooking, mix this up in under three minutes, bake, and you’re good to go! If you’re feeling adventurous, have a look at this website for instructions on how to create your own apple butter. She has a wonderful, easy-to-follow instruction, and her outcomes are amazing!

What is the purpose of apple butter?

Apple butter is applesauce in a condensed form. It’s heated slowly and long enough for the apples’ sugar to caramelize, giving the sauce a rich, dark brown. It’s delicious on toast and muffins, as well as in marinades and dips. The aroma is wonderful. In several of the festive recipes that call for different fruit fillings, use apple butter instead.

Is the BBQ sauce applied to the chicken before or after it is baked?

To be honest, it all boils down to the sauce. If the sauce has a lot of sugar, you risk burning it in the oven because of the high heat. We won’t have any problems with this recipe since the BBQ sauce is evenly combined with the apple butter. In order for everything to cook evenly, we bake it on the center rack of the oven.


The following are the ingredients for our Apple Butter Chicken:

  • 2 pound chicken breasts
  • a quarter cup of apple butter
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce

How to prepare Apple Butter Chicken: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is heating up, wash and pat dry the chicken breasts.

The chicken should be thawed, not frozen, for this dish. Set the chicken aside once it has been washed.

After that, add the apple butter and BBQ sauce until everything is well mixed. In a greased pie dish or small casserole pan, place the chicken breasts.


After that, pour approximately 90% of the sauce mixture over top and thoroughly cover the chicken’s tops and sides. (Save a little amount for dipping.)


Finally, bake for 30 minutes in the oven. When the chicken is completely cooked, the juices should run clear when sliced into.

Serve with your favorite side dish or our Bacon Broccoli Salad, like we did!

Chicken is usually a go-to protein for us. It’s been shown to make everyone in the family happy time and time again, and we love it since it’s so flexible! With only two basic ingredients, we were able to give a familiar staple an autumn twist. We love that it’s so easy to prepare and that we can have it all year.

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

30 minutes to prepare

35-minute total time


  • chicken breasts, 2 pounds
  • a quarter cup of apple butter
  • BBQ sauce (about 3/4 cup)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the BBQ sauce and apple butter in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cover chicken in sauce mixture in a greased pie plate, saving approximately 1/4 cup for later.
  4. Place the chicken in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the juices flow clear when sliced into.
  5. Serve and have fun! *Use the remaining sauce for dipping.

Information about nutrition:



Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 557 calories 9g total fat 2g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 5 g of unsaturated fat 193 milligrams of cholesterol Sodium (mg): 720 mg 44g carbohydrate 1 gram of fiber 36 g sugar 71 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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My husband and I love to barbecue. But we don’t always have a grill available. So, we make do. We make a lot of things from scratch: Homemade pizza, chicken wings, pulled pork, turkey burgers, and all kinds of dips and sauces. One of our favorites is spicy chicken breast marinated in apple butter and coated in a crispy coating of panko bread crumbs. It’s really quick and easy to make, and we use it on everything from salads to burgers to sandwiches.. Read more about apple butter roasted chicken and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Apple Butter actually butter?

Yes, it is butter.

How do I use apple butter?

Apple butter is a type of sauce made from apples. It can be used as a spread, or in baking recipes.

Is Apple Butter Whole30?

Apple butter is not Whole30 compliant.

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