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, 1600) 89% would make again

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Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 30 minutes

Cuisine: Chinese   Main Ingredient: Chicken


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I tried it and it was really simply and delish! Everyone loved it and will be making it again!

Definitely use the crushed red pepper flakes as it makes the dish. Don't skimp on it

OMG, this is incredible. My 12 year old son gave this a 10. I was out of Cider Vinegar, so used Rice Wine Vinegar as a substitute. I was also out of Apple juice, so substituted Chardonnay. I added cashews, too. Next time I will add scallion for a little color. The sauce was soooo good.

Came out great... very tasty.

I make this quite often. I do add cashew pieces for a little crunch, but otherwise, spot on! Love this recipe!

This is an easy yet very good recipe. I made this last night and it turned out way better than I thought. Try it and you won't regret it??

I had to double the sauce to be enough for the dish. Came out good, its very sweet at first then a bit spicy. Its goof, but I would probably not make it again.

Very good kids and adults all liked this chicken. We will make this again. Easy prep too.

Where is the bourbon on this recipe???
Hi BearHunter8, Bourbon chicken is a dish named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Sometimes bourbon is included as an actual ingredient, and sometimes not. It just depends on the recipe. You could try adding about 1/4 cup of bourbon in with the apple juice, sugar, ketchup, etc. - Elizabeth Schneider 2 months ago
The name "Bourbon" comes from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, where this recipe originated. - Steve Murch 2 months ago

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