Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken

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1582 review(s) averaging 4.5. 89% would make again

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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

Ingredients

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2 pounds boneless chicken breasts; cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil; (1-2)
1 garlic clove; crushed
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch; (if thick sauce desired)

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

Heat oil in a large skillet.

Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.

Remove chicken.

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.

Notes

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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I served this with salad and shrimp sauce (double street bourbon sauce).
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It tasted delicious but i also added a little nepali flavour to it making it tastier!
Candevaranu 5 days 14 hours ago

This 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.
Opera123 1 week ago

bigtomtrucker 1 week ago

Have made this multiple times. Love it! We doubled the sauce because we always go back for seconds.
sillypumpkin97 2 weeks ago

I 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!
jdamthree 2 weeks ago

Good and easy to make.
world_1 2 weeks ago

baseballmama99 3 weeks ago

StaceyBoo 3 weeks ago

Delicious!! I make this at least once a month.
Michellebai 4 weeks ago

EricaDee 4 weeks ago

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