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Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

You are probably going to look at this recipe for Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken  and say, “Wendi THAT is just taking it a BIT too far”. Then again, you haven’t tasted Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken yet, so you should hold your judgement until you do, OK?

I promise you one thing, this ain’t yo mama’s bland ol baked chicken and it also ain’t your daddy’s grilled and burnt barbecue chicken. Did I just insult BOTH of your parents? I didn’t mean to, it’s just an expression.

A photo from slightly above and to the front of Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken


What I’m getting at is that once you add THIS much FLAVOR to your chicken dish, you will speed right around past go, collect your $200 and keep right on trucking to Flavor Town where the traffic circle drives right around  Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

Ya’ll know that this series of recipes (Stuffed Flank Steak and BIGGEST baddest best Burger) are entries into the Budweiser Sauces and Marinades recipe challenge.

A photo of the sauce for Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken


Budweiser was kind enough to send me a sample of their sauces and marinades to try and I thought I would go one better by adding some of their beer as well.

Because when you are taking things too far, you might as well pass the finish line, am I right?

Pinky Swear, this is the juiciest and most flavorful chicken you will EVER eat. No joke. Go try Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken today!

A photo ofApples and Ale Barbecue Chicken in the frying pan

Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

  • This dish requires a frying pan that will go from stove top to oven. I prefer an iron skillet for this job, but a stainless steel pan with a fully metal handle will do the job too.
  • You will read the directions for turning the chicken this way and that, skin side first,etc and you might think, “I’m not going to go to all of that trouble”. Trust me, you WANT to go to that trouble. That charred skin is the best thing you will put in your mouth today, honest.
  • When you put the chicken in the pan, pick exactly where it needs to sit, lay it in there and then LEAVE IT ALONE. If you go flipping your meat all around, you’ll tear the skin and then you’ll miss out on the delightful taste of that skin and I would feel so sorry for you.
  • You really will need a thermometer for this dish if you want it to go exactly right. You know I’m always encouraging you to have one anyway. It’s worth the price of buying a good one.

IF YOU ENJOYED Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken, YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY….

A photo from above of Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken



Hey! Join the fun and check out Budweiser Sauces on Budweiser’s social media channels and use the hashtags #BudweiserSauce, #BudweiserBBQSauce, #KingOfSauces when you recreate these dishes! It’ll be fun and I’ll be looking for your recipes!






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THE RECIPE FOR  Apples and Ale Barbecue Chicken

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Apples and Ale Chicken Barbecue

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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apples and Ale Chicken Barbecue, Baked Barbecue Chicken
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 31 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 260kcal


  • 4 Large skin on and bone in chicken thighs
  • 1 package of Budweiser Sizzling Steakhouse marinade
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • ½ Vidalia onion cut into thin slices
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 Cup Budweiser Freedom Reserve Red Ale use regular Budweiser if the ale is unavailable
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3/4 Cup Budweiser Brewmaster’s Premium Barbecue Sauce Sweet and Spicy flavor
  • ½ gala apple cut into 6 slices leave skin on.


  • Place the 4 large chicken thighs into the Budweiser Sizzling Steakhouse marinade bag and zip seal the bag. Place the bag into the refrigerator 24 hours before you plan to use the chicken (do this for at least 6 hours but 24 is better).
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade bag and discard the marinade.
  • Preheat the oven to 450.
  • In an oven safe skillet (prefer a well seasoned iron skillet), heat vegetable oil over medium high heat until oil is shimmering on the stovetop. Place the chicken, one piece at a time, skin side down. The chicken will sizzle and pop (that’s what we want it to do). Cook the chicken without moving it around for 6-8 minutes on the skin side.
  • Carefully (so as not to peel the skin off) Flip the chicken over and cook the other side for 3 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken back to the skin side down and place the chicken into the oven and roast for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven - be careful, that skillet is HOT. Using tongs, remove the thighs to a plate to rest. Cut the oven heat down to 350.
  • Pour off all but 2 Tbs of the accumulated chicken juices.
  • Place the skillet on a burner and set to medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is soft.
  • Add the ale, broth, thyme all at once and use a wooden spoon to scrape all of the flavorful bits off the bottom of the pan.
  • When the liquid begins to boil, add the barbecue sauce and the apple slices and cook until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Replace the chicken into the frying pan and spoon the sauce up over the chicken until well coated.
  • Place the chicken back into the oven and bake until the chicken is reheated and cooked through. Spoon the sauce up over the chicken every 3-5 minutes until done. Chicken is done when an internal thermometer placed in the thickest flesh (and not on the bone) reads 165. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest on the stovetop for 5 minutes. Make sure to spoon the sauce over the chicken before serving.
  • Serve with some sauce over mashed potatoes or rice and garnish with fresh thyme.


A tangy zippy recipe using the Budweiser marinade, barbecue sauce and Red Ale.


Nutrition Facts
Apples and Ale Chicken Barbecue
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Ecclesiastes 9:7   Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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Sunday 15th of July 2018

You should definitely win with this entry, Wendi!! It sounds like the best thing I've eaten all summer!! XOXO Jodie

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 15th of July 2018

Hey Jodie! Thanks for the kind comment. I'll definitely let folks know if something happens! :)


Friday 13th of July 2018

OMG! This looks FANTASTIC! I know those Budweiser people will choose you and your terrific recipes! Best wishes!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 13th of July 2018

Fingers crossed and prayers said, I hope so! Thank you!!


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