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Apple BBQ Chicken

 Apple BBQ Chicken
You only need a few ingredients to create this sweet and peppery chicken. The subtle flavor of apple makes this tender barbecue dish stand out from the rest.—Darla Andrews, Lewisville, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/3 cups chunky applesauce
  • 1-1/3 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In each of two large skillets, brown
  • chicken in oil on both sides. Combine the remaining ingredients;
  • pour over chicken. Cover and cook 7-10 minutes longer or until a
  • thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 8 servings.
Serve immediately; or cool chicken and transfer to a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months.
To use frozen chicken: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.
Wine: Blush Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.