Cracker Barrel Copycat Apple Cider BBQ Chicken Recipe

Cracker Barrel Copycat Apple Cider BBQ Chicken Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This Cracker Barrell recipe by Recipes on YouTube is inspired by the Apple Cider BBQ Chicken. A savory, flavor-packed meal that balances the sweet tartness of apple cider with the savoriness of BBQ sauce. It’s the best way to transform your standard grilled chicken recipes into an iconic BBQ, whether it’s outside or inside.Sprinkle in a few red chilli flakes for an added spice to achieve the classic sweet and spicy combination.



  • 36 oz chicken breasts, roughly
  • ⅓ cup apple cider
  • ⅔ cup barbecue sauce, of your choice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, lime juice
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • cooking spray

Serve with:

  • 1 cup roasted carrots
  • ¾ cup sauteed corn kernels


Prepare all the needed ingredients.

apple cider bbq chicken ingredients
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In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup apple cider, 2 tsp dried rosemary, 2 tbsp lemon or lime juice, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp dried basil, and 2/3 cup barbeque sauce of your choice.

Mix all the ingredients until well combined.  Add 1/3 tsp pinches of salt and 1/ 4 tsp ground black pepper. Mix well until incorporated.

Next, add in 36 oz of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Marinade well until all the seasonings are coated and incorporated into the chicken.   Set aside, wrapped in plastic wrap.Let the chicken marinate in the fridge overnight.

Let the chicken cool down to room temperature before grilling.

On the griller, grill each side of the chicken for 3-5 minutes until the juices run clear and no pinkness is present.

steps to make cracker barrel
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When done, place in a platter and serve with 1 cup of roasted carrots and ¾ cup sauteed corn kernels. 

Serve to friends and loved ones, and enjoy!

Cracker Barrel Copycat Apple Cider BBQ Chicken Recipe

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