Bourbon Chicken

I mentioned last week that we were trying a few new recipes – one of the ones we tried was Bourbon Chicken, a recipe I found on Big (That’s the software I use to keep track of my recipes. I like it because I can copy/paste a recipe from the web right into the software.)

Bourbon ChickenAnyway, this was dinner on Wednesday night last week.  It was surprisingly easy and everyone liked it.  The kids said the sauce was a little spicy, but I didn’t taste any heat in the dish at all. I think they were just looking for something to be wrong with it since it was a new dish. Smile

SuperMan and I really liked it. I made some brown rice to serve under it and steamed some carrots and broccoli to go along with the meat. It was wonderful. I ate way too much and my tummy hurt afterwards – that’s how good it was! (I almost never do that anymore)

SuperMan ate the leftovers for lunch the next day and said they were “very good.” So, I think this will go in the repertoire for future dinners.

Here’s the recipe, just in case you can’t get on Big to look it up yourself: (mine is a little different than the one on there)

Bourbon Chicken

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
about 1/2 tsp dried ginger
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 c Brown Sugar Splenda Blend
2 Tbsp Ketchup
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce (I used reduced sodium)
1 Tbsp corn starch

  1. Heat oil in large skillet.
  2. Add chicken & cook until lightly browned.
  3. While chicken is cooking, mix remaining ingredients in a large measuring cup or small pourable bowl.  Whisk to combine.
  4. Once chicken is cooked, pour seasoning/sauce mixture into sauce pan with chicken and bring to a hard boil, mixing as the heat rises.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 min or until sauce thickens.
  6. Serve over cooked rice.


The recipe reminded me a lot of a chicken dish I used to get at a chinese to-go place when I worked downtown.  I think it is named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans, so don’t be concerned that there is no actual Bourbon in the recipe!

I’d love to know how you like it if you try it!

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