Recipe by Rikster67
"Bourbon Chicken is traditionally a Southern dish, and after moving to Pennsylvania from Oklahoma, I really missed this. I searched for a recipe I liked, but I couldn't find one, so this is my own delicious version, spiced up with ginger, fruit juice, red pepper, and a little Southern Comfort! Serve over rice.
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch pieces
packed light brown sugar
peach-flavored bourbon liqueur (such as Southern Comfort ®)
apple cider vinegar
dried minced onion
crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
My family is picky to say the least and this was the first thing I have ever made that everyone went back for seconds on. I only made two small changes to cut back on the sweetness. I substituted Jim Beam for the Southern Comfort, and I substituted chicken stock for the fruit juice during the thicken stage at the very end. All in all, this recipe is great!
A little too sweet in my opinion. I will use less sugar next time.
Very good, but definitely too sweet. And, I only used 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Next time, I'll use chicken broth instead of fruit juice.
Very good. I didn't use soy sauce and didn't have enough brown sugar, so I substituted a cup of brown sugar and 2 tbsp of molasses. The sauce was pretty sweet, but I also didn't have crushed red pepper flakes. Some spicy Mrs. Dash at the end didn't punch it up enough, but I am sure some spice will cut the sweetness nicely. My own personal twist: with about 5 minutes of cook time left, I diced a peach into fairly large chunks and threw them in. They came out soft and delicious. Served over rice.
I had all ingredients on hand except bourbon! But it still tasted like the bourbon chicken you can get at the food court which I really like.
There is a reason this is called "Best". It is!!!! Easy to follow directions and the chicken is not breaded! I did take the advice of others and omitted the juice altogether. I used the same measurement, but used chicken broth! My entire family loved this! This will easily be in the rotation at my house! Thanks for such a great recipe!!!!
The flavoring of the sauce was excellent however I would recommend using skinless thighs since the white meat got too dry.
This recipe is fantastic. I was unable to find the exact juice combination on the recpe so I used an apple/cranberry juice. I have made this recipe twice, the first time with chicken breasts and felt the chicken got too dry. The second time I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and that made the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Bourbon Chicken
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
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