Apple Butter Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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This wonderful recipe is a favorite of my family. It is so flavorful with the delicious apple butter mixture which is so easy to mix together.—Michelle Hatfield, Cincinnati, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops Liquid Smoke, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared without salt and liquid smoke) equals 204 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat, 1-1/2 fruit


  1. Place chicken in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes or until meat juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apple Butter Barbecued Chicken in The Best of Country Cooking Annual 1999

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"The sauce was delicious! I used homemade apple butter and a salsa verde. Took about 20 minutes total for the chicken to be completely done. I also made mashed potatoes with this and put some of the sauce that came off the chicken on good! This is a keeper."

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