Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bourbon Chicken

Like the Bourbon Chicken you get at the mall? Well, why go to the mall when you can make it at home. It's easy and much, much better!

Unlike some Bourbon Chicken recipes I've seen, this one really does have 
Bourbon in it.  It gives the sauce a wonderful deep intense flavor.

Saute your chicken in peanut oil until brown.

and add the sauce mixture.

Let it cook on a medium heat until it starts to turn into a glaze on the chicken and takes on a beautiful dark caramel color.

We usually serve our Asian dinners with Korean sticky rice but we have been trying to eat healthier and now eat a lot of brown rice. It really is good and has a wonderful nutty chewy texture to it.

Bourbon Chicken (*extra sauce version)

(printable copy)

4 boneless chicken breasts
1 cup low sodium soy sauce
8 tablespoons rice vinegar
3/4 cup bourbon
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 scallions
4 teaspoons powdered ginger
8 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons peanut oil


Coarsely chop the scallions and mix all but the chicken and peanut oil together in a bowl and whisk until well blended. Set aside.

Dice chicken breasts into bite size pieces and saute in a very hot pan or wok with the peanut oil until lightly browned.

Add liquid mixture to the chicken and reduce heat to medium.

Cook uncovered until liquid is reduced to a glaze on the chicken and chicken is fully cooked.

Serve over rice.

* If you don't want the extra sauce just 1/2 the sauce ingredients.


  1. This looks awesome! Dennis is going to make this for sure!

  2. I have never had bourbon chicken - I don't think it is a well known dish here in Australia. I am trying to decide if I want to try it. I am having difficulty imagining its flavour. I think there are so many dishes you have in the US that have not made it to our shores, instead you guys sent us McDonalds and KFC - are you keeping the good stuff for yourselves? ;)

  3. Oh, you need to try it Jutta. It's just a sweet Asian glaze and very good over rice. This recipe is so easy for a weeknight dinner also. Let me know if you go for it! ;)

  4. Between your buffalo chicken soup & salad and now this bourbon chicken recipe - my husband is forever grateful for you! :-)


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