This Bourbon Chicken recipe is my favorite easy meal. Delicious and ready in 30 minutes. Serve with rice, green onions and lots of sauce, you will soon see what all the buzz is about.
This recipe actually isn’t made with bourbon, although it was given that name because it can be made with bourbon, the recipe was created by a chef who worked on Bourbon Street. It is typically found in Cajun-Chinese themed restaurants. While many recipes I had this for the first time in Boston and after coming home from the trip, I had to find the nearest place that made it – thank goodness there was in our local food court mall. So when it closed down and was replaced with a pizza place I was super sad, honestly it was the only reason I went to the mall. So that is when I was on the search for a recipe that was just like the one I adored.
My kids love this as well, but with lots of sauce. And they have good taste I literally lick the skillet clean every time, I love the sauce that much. I made a note at the bottom of the recipe that I would double the sauce recipe because it is that good. Try it, you will love it. And you can never go wrong with extra sauce.
Skip the take-out and make this simple, easy and delicious recipe that only takes 30-minutes! Friends you are only a few ingredients away from the best chicken ever.
- 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts; cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves; crushed & chopped
- 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
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, optional to kick up the heat
- Salt, to taste
Heat a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Gently season the chicken with salt to your taste and add chicken pieces. Turn and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked on all the sides. Remove the chicken and add the remaining ingredients: garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, water, ketchup, soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir together over the heat until it is well combined and cornstarch and sugar have dissolved. Add the chicken back in and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low to medium-low and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
Serve over hot rice.
Recipe Note we like a lot of sauce, so I will double the sauce ingredients so that my kids can drench their rice in the sauce.
Recipe adapted from Big Oven