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Cheddar Bacon Chicken with Apple Butter Sauce

Prep Time: 15 Minute(s)
Cook Time: 25 Minute(s)
Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 strips bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco? Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup Smucker's? Cider Apple Butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. FLATTEN chicken breasts with mallet to 3/4-inch thickness, if necessary. Sprinkle both sides generously with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. COOK bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Remove all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from skillet. Add vegetable oil to skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until well browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan.
  3. ADD onion to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken broth, apple butter and vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. RETURN chicken to skillet, turning to coat with sauce. Cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°F. Place 2 half strips of bacon on top of each chicken breast; sprinkle chicken with cheese. Cover; let stand 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 170), Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 120mg, Sodium 570mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 28g), Protein 41g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 15%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.