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, 1596) 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 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 4 weeks ago
The name "Bourbon" comes from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, where this recipe originated. - Steve Murch 3 weeks ago

It was okay.

Turned out really well and my family loved it! The only change I would make in the future would be to substitute boneless chicken thighs instead of breast meat. I did half thighs/half breast when I made it and the thigh pieces (as expected) were much more tender than the breast pieces. Obviously, it's not quite as healthy that way, but eh... ;) Also, since we have small kids, I only used 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper, and it still had a little punch without being overwhelming for little tastebuds. Definitely a keeper!

Amazing I added the sriracha sauce with mine as well and man is it delicious!

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