Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken

Ready in 30 minutes
1612 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. :) "


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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



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.


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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We enjoyed the dish wife gave it a 4 star rate also it was fast and good will tone down the pepper next time
cope1957 2 days 1 hours ago

This was excellent did exactly what recipe said. The whole family just loved it. It was soooo good had to run to the store to buy more chicken bc everyone wanted more. Yummm!!!
Lindseynorman 2 days 3 hours ago

Super easy! Tastes wonderful! Got the thumbs up from the 7 year old!
jennifer_alsop_chartrand 6 days 2 hours ago

just like the resteraunts.
crysrose 6 days 4 hours ago

wlm22000 6 days 9 hours ago

I love it over noodles. Hubby loves it!
Silkypooh 1 week ago

Very tasty...substituted ginger for honey and cornstarch for flour
deneatreshonmcbride 1 week ago

Turned out perfect husband Loved It!
new-cook-v6o2 2 weeks ago

I've made this several times and it's soooo good!
WendyMS 2 weeks ago

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