Top-ranked recipe named "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!
"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
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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shanita257 6 days 10 hours agoTurned 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!
spicer09 1 week agoAmazing I added the sriracha sauce with mine as well and man is it delicious!
alay-kht8h5 1 week agoMade it and loved it!!!
mayapatil560p9d9 2 weeks ago
Candevaranu 1 month agoIt tasted delicious but i also added a little nepali flavour to it making it tastier!
Opera123 1 month agoThis was very good! I got a little worried when the sauce first came together and it smelled off - very strong vinegar smell. I was tempted to add some more sugar or juice. DO NOT do this! Trust the recipe. After 5-10 minutes of simmering the smell totally changed and was exactly what i expected from my take-out bourbon chicken experiences. After 20 minutes the sauce was thick and so so yummy! Will make this again.
bigtomtrucker 1 month ago
sillypumpkin97 1 month agoHave made this multiple times. Love it! We doubled the sauce because we always go back for seconds.
jdamthree 1 month agoI have made this Several times now. I follow the recipe exactly. My family loves it! This delicious dish will certainly be in our home for years to come. Thanks for sharing!
world_1 1 month agoGood and easy to make.