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Whiskey Apple Butter Chicken

Enjoy a warm comfort dinner of chicken and veggies on a cool night. Apple Butter and whiskey create a delicious sauce.

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  • 1 oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 12 oz chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced on a bias
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1 large firm sweet tart apple cored, skin on and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. Step 1
    Add olive oil and butter into a large skillet and allow the pan to get hot. Dredge chicken things in flour seasoned with sea salt and pepper. Add floured chicken thighs, leeks and carrots sprinkle with brown sugar.

  2. Step 2
    Sear chicken and allow it to get good color while leeks and carrots caramelize (about 5 minutes). Add whiskey and allow alcohol to cook off. Remove chicken and vegetables from pan. Place chicken in a baking pan and put it in a preheated 325-degree oven while making the sauce.

  3. Step 3
    Add chicken stock and apple butter to the empty pan. Blend together and turn down the heat to low, allow sauce to reduce until it thickens (about 5 minutes). Return the vegetables to the sauce, add the apples, and remaining butter.

  4. Step 4
    Season with black pepper and sea salt if necessary (salt will enhance the flavor of the apple butter). Divide between two plates and place the seared chicken thighs on top of the veggies and sauce. Serve with roasted potatoes and enjoy!

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