I think I may have told you before, but I'm not absolutely sure, so I will tell you again - I adore apple butter. When I was a kid, my mom would make her own and jar it. There was always apple butter in the fridge and my favorite thing to do with it was put it on toast. I even remember the day my mom handed me the very last jar of it. I was in college at the time and remember thinking how lucky I was to have the last of it. Then, in a short period of time, it was gone. A sad day, of course, and wouldn't you know, I couldn't find a commercially sold apple butter that could compare to my mom's.
Flash forward quite a few years to present time - Chris and I are at this small farmer's market and there, we just happen upon a booth with a gentleman selling ..... yep, you guessed it.... apple butter!! And not only was he selling apple butter, but, after properly taste testing it, he was selling an apple butter that could actually compare to mom's!!! (I said compare, not out do!!) Of course, I did the only thing I could do: I purchased a jar!!
Although I still love it on toast, I thought that I would try and incorporate it into some of my cooking too. What better way to use it then on wonderfully grilled chicken! This is a simple glaze that might sound a little odd, but trust me, it's tangy and sweet and delightful to the palate. A must try in my book!
Apple Butter Glazed Chicken
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons apple butter
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel and season 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. Place in refrigerator and let marinate for at least one hour (recommend 4).
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. Enjoy!
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