Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken

37 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 64% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes

bourbon chicken


2 lbs chicken breasts; cut in bite-size pieces
1 tbsp olive oil; (up to 2 tbsp)
1 clove garlic; crushed
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp ketchup
1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Original recipe makes 8



1. Heat oil in large skillet.

2. Add chicken pieces; stir-fry until lightly browned.

3. Remove chicken.

4. Mix together remaining ingredients; stir into skillet and heat

over medium heat until well mixed and sugar is dissolved.

5. Return chicken to skillet and bring to a hard boil.

6. Reduce heat to slow simmer and cook approx. 20 min. or

until chicken is tender.

7. If necessary, thicken sauce with slurry of 3/4 T. cornstarch

and 3/4 T. water.

7. Serve over hot rice and ENJOY!!!!!

(Next time, I'm going to use boneless thighs and double the sauce recipe. If making for just you and AJ, you can reduce the amount of chicken and keep the sauce the same.)

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"The original recipe, gotten from a friend that works at a Chinese takeout =)" — Firebyrd Firebyrd

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I agree with brandyshiverdeckergrassmann, nothing like expected. Runny sauce. Not a one liked this,. Not making again.
JRowler 3y ago

Very good dish and easy to make.....not sure what these other people are whining about.......try it, you won't be disappointed
Jdfarris9 3y ago

CaesaRy 3y ago

I added a little honey. Delicious!
Artformz 3y ago

zelynamontalvo 3y ago

this is a family favorite. A little more red pepper flakes for a spicier dish.
kelly62cooking 3y ago

I made this last night, it was nothing like I expected. It was entirely too spicy, so I had to make something separate for my 4 yr old daughter. My husband wouldn't eat it. All in all a fail. I love bourbon chicken and so does everyone I know...This is not bourbon chicken!!! Its more like General Tso's chicken from a Chinese restaurant.
brandyshiverdeckergrassmann 3y ago

great recipe for the sauce, i modified it.. u can use teriyaki instead of soy. also add some honey smoke bbq sauce to the sauce and it makes it crazy good. can use roasted garlic paste too or garlic powder.
good_shepherd 3y ago

Awesome recipe and really easy to make! It was my first dish I ever cooked& my family loved it!
sanassaiyed 3y ago

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