Thanks to some homemade applesauce we are down to our last few apples from apple picking last weekend. So today I, ahem, I mean Caroline is bringing you two recipes — crockpot applesauce & applesauce bbq chicken! And awesome news…they are super easy.
Honestly, I was skeptical about the chicken recipe but daaaaaaang it was SO good. I actually doubled the recipe to make two dinners out of it and my family devoured the ENTIRE batch in one dinner.
8 medium apples (Use a combination of Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, etc.)
1 strips of lemon peel – use a vegetable peeler
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 inch cinnamon stick
5 tsp light brown sugar (unpacked) – or agave
Peel, core, and slice the apples.
Place them in the slow cooker.
Add the cinnamon stick, lemon peel and brown sugar.
Set crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours.
Stir apples occasionally, apples will slowly become a delicious applesauce.
Remove cinnamon stick and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth or if you prefer a chunky sauce, leave sauce intact.
Applesauce BBQ Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup chunky applesauce
2/3 cup spicy barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and place in baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over chicken. Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked through.
Thomas wanted in on the action…
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