Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bourbon Chicken

This stuff is amazing.  My whole family loved it.  Even Mr. Picky Pants asked for seconds.  I served it with creamy chicken rice and homemade dinner rolls.  Yummy.  Tastes better then the mall version :) and I didn't pay the mall price for it either !

As I was looking at the recipe I was glad to see that Bourbon Chicken does not contain any bourbon.  Not because I don't like the stuff, I do, but I was out.  Out of bourbon.  Why is it named Bourbon Chicken if there is no bourbon ????  These are the kinds of questions that keep me awake at night.

Bourbon Chicken


2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

1 -2 tablespoon olive oil

1 garlic clove, crushed

1/4 teaspoon ginger

3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (I used 1/2 for Mr. Picky Pants)

1/4 cup apple juice

1/3 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons ketchup (I used 4)

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup soy sauce


1 Heat oil in a large skillet.

2 Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.

3 Remove chicken.

4 Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium Heat until well mixed and dissolved. (I let this cook for a few minutes to reduce and thicken up)

5 Add chicken and bring to a hard boil.

6 Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

7 Serve over hot rice and ENJOY


  1. Thanks for adding me on FB! You have a cute blog with lots of recipes! I look forward to your new post!

    P.s. Your baby is Sooooo adorable!!!!!

  2. This looks and sounds soooo good! I love bourbon chicken, but have never made it. Visiting from Miz Helen's!

  3. Visiting from Miz Helen's! My boys would love this recipe! Now following your blog and look forward to sharing!

  4. Hi Toni,
    Your Bourbon Chicken looks so delicious and I wish I had a piece of it right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  5. My goodness, that looks great! And thank you for the print friendly option. I used it.

  6. This is one of our favorite dinner dishes - so yummy and SO easy!

  7. This dish looks divine. You're making me hungry in the middle of the night! :P

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  8. This is Bourbon Street Chicken, it's named for the street in New Orleans, not the drink. Just a little FYI! But it is our favorite too.