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A flavorful chicken dish named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana
This was a copycat recipe I found & modified of the Bourbon Chicken sold in most Chinese take-outs; which rarely use bourbon as a component. It's wonderfully sweet & spicy without being too hot. For kids that don't like hotstuffs, cut down on the pepper flakes!
"Adjusted this 4 serving to 6 servings and made it exactly as directed... was a bit too "soy" flavored for us and not enough sweet. next time, we will adjust to use less soy sauce and a little more apple juice. Next day leftovers were even tastier as the sauce had soaked into the chicken and gave it a "marinated" flavor as opposed to the stronger sauce of the day before. I look forward to further tweeking the recipe, making ahead of time, and freezing large portions for make ahead meals later on. was great served with lumpia rolls and steamed broccoli. :) "- TheRosieButterfly
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Heat oil in a large skillet.
Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium heat until well blended and dissolved.
Add chicken and bring to a hard boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes uncovered.
Serve over hot rice.
I also like to mix about 1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce (found in the asian food section of the grocery store) in with the ketchup for additional heat. Do it if you like it spicey!
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kylecrewey 3 days 16 hours agoAmazing!
snazzer 5 days 22 hours agoI've made this a few times now and everyone loves it. I usually thinly shred carrots and throw them in near the end, and I love a kick so put some fresh chilli in too and serve with plain boiled rice. I'm fairly sure most of the people who moan about it aren't so great at cooking, because I haven't met anyone who didn't love it.
stephyjaynechavis 1 weeks ago
Saveapenny 1 weeks agoEasy to prepare, ingredients readily available in home, my whole family loved, i would double the sauce the next time i make for extra for rice toppings and for extra coating over chicken, love recipw
sarahanaruk 1 weeks agoI thought it was great! My daughter didn't care for it though.
brandi0809 1 weeks ago
karenk1 2 weeks ago
hnytgr 2 weeks agoExcellent! Tripled all sauce ingredients except for soy sauce (used a total of 2/3) and reduced red pepper flakes to 1 tsp (total) to accomodate little kids. Used 1.5 tbsp cornstarch to thicken. Next time will make a batch of sauce with full amount of red pepper as the grownups missed the extra heat.
Acmartty 2 weeks agoI loved it it is just like the restaurant. I would recommend my friends to do it.
Melblack5 2 weeks agoRecipe was delicious! I substituted a few ingredients for some that I didn't have. Worcestershire sauce for soy sauce, apple sauce for apple juice, and fajita chicken for chicken breast. Taste great!
CookTiffCook 2 weeks agoGreat recipe. My boyfriend loved it. I loved it too of course. Going to favorite this.
marykayschwab 3 weeks ago
loocie 3 weeks agoAs I sat down to eat, I thought that I should take a picture of my plate. The dish was so beautiful. But... the smell was enticing and I dove right in. Yum! This was fabulous. I only had about 1.25 pounds of chicken but kept the ingredient quantities as listed. I did add the cornstarch to thicken the sauce and that was a great thing. I was able to mix it in to the rice a bit. To the person that posted this, THANK YOU. It was great. I followed your well written instructions and I am happy.
carrie_l_mccormack 3 weeks agoThis was Delicious. Even my husband that is not fond of chicken loved it.
jandole 3 weeks agoVery good! Didn't use all soy sauce called for..spiciness was good...will try next time w/o thickening..wanted more juiciness to mix in my rice..whole family ate it up!!
Elopeztello 3 weeks agoDelis hand super easy to make!
elizabethgold98 4 weeks agoOMG amazingg.....my dad ate all of it!!!! Soooooo goood
acaputo222 1 month agoSo delicious!!! I made it twice in one week!!!
shawnellis 1 month agoFantastic!! For a family of 4, plan on using AT LEAST 3lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast and plan to triple the sauce mixture in order to have sauce over the rice! It's a hit with my family!!
Firebyrd 1 month agoThanks much for calling it Awesome TWICE, TyandSydsma2! I'm glad your family loved the sauce as well! Such a pity you only gave it 3 stars! Since you marked it to make again I hope you rank it better!