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!

Category: Main Dish

Cuisine: Chinese

1797 reviews 
Ready in 30 minutes
by Firebyrd


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)


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.


We enjoyed this for dinner tonight. Thank you!


Added this to our regular menu. Sooooo good 😋





Family hit! No adjusting to the recipe. I did NOT cook it in a skillet I cooked it in a wok and it came out so amazing! Paired it with veggies fries rice and egg drop soup.


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