Saturday, June 4, 2011

Apple Butter Glazed Chicken

My friend Rachel made me some wonderful apple butter for a gift, and I thought this would be a great recipe to use it on. I was right! This simple chicken dish is very tasty. The glaze is a nice combination of sweet (from the apple butter) and tangy (from the Dijon mustard). If you are looking for a great marinade, give this one a try.

Ingredients:
3 4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 T apple butter
1 t Dijon mustard
1/2 t low sodium soy sauce
garlic powder
pepper

Directions:
Season chicken breasts with garlic salt and pepper on both sides.  In a small bowl, mix together the apple butter, mustard and soy sauce until well combined.  Evenly spread mixture over both sides of each piece of chicken with a basting brush.  Place in refrigerator and let marinate for at least one hour (best would be four).

Preheat grill to 375 degrees.  Oil the grill grates.  Place the chicken directly over the fire and grill 7-10 minutes per side (depending on thickness) or until the chicken registers 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3 minutes.


Recipe Source - Jenn's Food Journey

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Just found your blog this morning and was looking around. Found this recipe for Apple Butter Glazed Chicken and would love to try it (I have a stock of wonderful apple butter I made and canned this fall). What is the measurement for the Soy sauce? It says 1/2? of what? Thanks!

Cynthia Matzat said...

It is 1/2 teaspoon. I corrected it on the recipe. :)

Anna Martin said...

Cynthia, if I don't have apple butter, how do you think it would turn out if i used orange marmalade? Do you have a recipe with that ingredient.

Cynthia Matzat said...

Anna, I'm sure orange marmalade would work, but it's of course, going to give you a completely different flavor.

I have a couple of recipes that use orange marmalade:

http://www.myfamilymealplan.com/2009/02/orange-ginger-chicken.html

http://www.myfamilymealplan.com/2009/05/good-morning-muffins.html

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