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chicken thighs with carrots and apples in a Jack Daniels apple butter sauce sprinkled with parsley on a white plate
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4.88 from 8 votes

Jack Daniels Apple Butter Chicken

With fall in the air and winter soon approaching this delightfully delicious dish is just the type of comfort food you need.   Serve my Jack Daniels Apple Butter Chicken at your home tonight.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner, chicken dish, easy chicken dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 1041kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 12 oz chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 1 oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large firm sweet tart apple cored, skin on and sliced, I used Honey crisp
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and sliced on a bias
  • 1 large leek sliced
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 2 oz Jack Daniels
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • 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,
  • Sear chicken and allow it to get good color while leeks and carrots caramelize (about 5 minutes)
  • Add bourbon 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.
  • Add chicken stock, and apple butter, blend together and turn down the heat to low, allow sauce to reduce until it thickens up (about 5 minutes)
  • Return the vegetables to the sauce, add the apples, and remaining butter.
  • 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!


Calories: 1041kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 10770IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.1mg