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

1807 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.


This is the best chicken! Event my picky eaters love this!!


Delicious, and easy!


I followed as directed and it was very good. Would make again.


Not as good as the mall.


Great recipe!!!! I’d add a pic, but can’t figure out how to do it.


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