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Chicken Breasts wth Applejack Sauce

Serve this with some cheesy risotto or pile on some potato and macaroni salad while barbecuing outside with friends and family. Applejack is simply an apple-flavored brandy, so any apple-tinted liqueur is perfectly suitable here, as well as hard apple cider or plain apple juice.


For 6 Serving(s)


  • 1 tablespoon pure olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic in oil
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup Applejack
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Pinch dried ginger
  • 6 chicken breast halves

Chicken Breasts wth Applejack Sauce Directions

  1. Bring oil to shimmering hot over medium heat in a large saucepan. When hot, add onion and garlic, stirring to combine. Cook, while stirring frequently, until onions are soft, but not brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add remainder of ingredients, except chicken, stirring to combine well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups total liquid and thick.
  2. When sauce is done, heat up barbecue grill and start cooking chicken over indirect heat. When you flip the chicken over the first time, start basting with Applejack sauce frequently. Continue basting both sides as you flip and cook(flipping chicken over numerous times does NOT toughen it, contrary to popular myth).
  3. Serve chicken with additional sauce.