Bourbon Chicken

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!

(4.5, 1549) 89% would make again

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Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 30 minutes

Cuisine: Chinese   Main Ingredient: Chicken

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Love love love it!!! My kids favorite!
tamelalynnhamilton , 2 days 11 hours ago
janemarie11817 , 2 days 21 hours ago
Delectable, delicious, extraordinarily scrumptious! I will make this again and again! Tried previously in the crockpot but that was too soupy. Make as directed for amazing results.
Saraboysen , 4 days 23 hours ago
Husband and I loved it!
AlleyAllred , 6 days 11 hours ago
Was very good. Family thought i picked up at Chinese restaurant. I sauteed Carrots, Pepper and Onion before browning the chicken. I added veggies back to sauce and chicken in the last 5 mins of cooking.
tfjordan70 , 1 week ago
Tried to do this in the crockpot. It did not work. Too much moisture. Great flavor but I will try again as recipe directs.
Saraboysen , 1 week ago
Made it for my family! They loved it! Served with rice, and added a little bit of the sauce to the rice while cooking! Very good!!!
courtahnay , 1 week ago
Tried this tonight! Really tasty! I cut the chicken quantity in half for 2. I added 2 carrots cut in coins, broccoli flowerets, and a poblano pepper to the sauce while it simmered. Served it with a brown rice blend. Will definitely make this again and pass on the recipe!
tanimags , 2 weeks ago
Delicious recipe. I cannot wait to make it for a party. Thank you !
Stillnthagame , 2 weeks ago
I did think the sauce was okay, but I followed the directions exactly and my sauce got really burnt. I think it's important to note that if you're using a gas range, the 20 minutes is going to really burn the sauce and make it almost inedible. My husband choked it down and kept telling me that he thought it was good... "just maybe cook it a little less." I'd either turn it way down or reduce the cooking time a BUNCH.
megancarsonkilbd4j6d1 , 2 weeks ago
This was so good! I think I will double the sauce when I make this again. Could have been a little sweeter but overall the flavor was really good! Not too spicy for our family and tasted pretty close to the Mall's sweet bourbon chicken! Was really quick and easy too! Once you buy the ingredients it should last a long time so you can make it again cheaply... just need your chicken for the next shopping trip!
oakisland416 , 2 weeks ago
janetacy11817 , 2 weeks ago
Family loved it. Ethan, Max and Greg all approve. Served with steamed rice and peas.
tarakeehn , 3 weeks ago
Amazing!! I would cut back on the red pepper flakes if I was making this for my daughter. I added 1 extra tablespoon of light brown sugar; it was perfect!
dahlia1979 , 3 weeks ago
I added a tablespoon of bourbon to the sauce, because the title deems it necessary. It was fantastic, and I would definitely make it again. Note: If you don't like spicy foods, I wouldn't add as much of the red pepper flakes.
CricketJenn , 3 weeks ago
I love it. I like the bit of heat. Used Orange juice instead of apple juice because I didn't have it. Turned out very good.
debyk , 4 weeks ago
if u have little kids...add only 1tsp of pepper or less...otherwise, very good!
nylesh , 4 weeks ago
Absolutely delicious! Just like the food court at the mall. I actually used chicken thighs instead of breast and chicken wings. My family loved it will do again. Also only did 1/4 tsp of pepper an 1/4 cup of soy sauce. Mom has high blood pressure gotta watch the salt
mrbaker1710 , 4 weeks ago
Way too spicy and salty, but good flavor. Next time make with less soy sauce and no chili flakes.
britisme_m , 1 months ago
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