Cheddar Bacon Chicken with Apple Butter Sauce

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 25 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 strips bacon cut in half crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon 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


  • Step 1

    FLATTEN chicken breasts with mallet to 3/4-inch thickness, if necessary. Sprinkle both sides generously with salt and pepper; set aside.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.