Black Garlic BBQ Chicken
and Apple Bread Pudding
Recipe Source - Chef Mitch Maier
Prep Time - 45 Minutes
Cook Time - 35 Minutes
Total Time - 1 hour 20 Minutes
1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
2/3 cup Chef Mitch Maier Black Garlic BBQ Sauce, divided
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup half-and-half cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 small green apple, peeled and diced
Prepare cornbread according to package directions and bake using a greased and floured 8-in. square baking pan. Cool. Reduce oven settings to 375. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Pour 1/4 cup Black Garlic BBQ Sauce over chicken; toss to coat.
Cube cornbread. Microwave remaining butter, covered, on high until melted, about 30 seconds. Whisk in eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Add caramelized onions. Pour egg mixture over cornbread cubes. Add chicken, cheese and apple. Toss gently to combine.
Pour mixture into a greased 8-in. square or 1-1/2 quart baking dish; bake until bubbly and top is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Drizzle remaining Black Garlic BBQ Sauce over bread pudding. Sprinkle with chives.
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