I love a good chicken and rice recipe and therefore I am always on the hunt for them.  Such a crowd pleaser, I mean who doesn’t like rice right? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t. This bourbon chicken recipe tastes just like the kind they serve up in my favorite Chinese restaurant; slightly sweet and slightly spicy!

homemade bourbon chicken recipe

I snagged this gem from a site called cooks.com.  It looks plain but it packs a lot of flavor and goes PERFECT over a bed of white rice.  The flavor of the chicken intensifies as it sits. I’m convinced that once you make this dish it will permanently go into your recipe collection. So yummy & easy!

The Recipe

Bourbon Chicken

By Divas Can Cook
5.0 from 3 reviews

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup of apple juice
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
  • ¼ -1/2 cup water
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Cut up 3 large chicken breast into cubes
  2. Heat 2 T. of olive oil in a large sauce pan.
  3. Add chicken into the pan and cook until almost done (white on the outside). Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Let's make the yummy sauce!
  4. Now in a large saucepan add: minced garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar, water.
  5. (If you want the sauce to be thin like in the Chinese restaurants use ½ c. If you want a glaze-like texture use ¼ c.) and
  6. soy sauce.
  7. Heat over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and everything has combined
  8. Now add the chicken and bring it to a hard boil
  9. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  10. Serve chicken & sauce over hot rice!

 

Step 1.) Cut up 3 large chicken breast into cubes

Step 2.) Heat 2 T. of olive oil in a large sauce pan.
Step 3.) Add chicken into the pan and cook until almost done (white on the outside). Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Let’s make the yummy sauce!
Step 4.) Now in a large saucepan add:
1 clove of minced garlic

 1/4 t. ginger

3/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 c. apple juice
1/3 c. brown sugar
2 T. ketchup
1 T. cider vinegar
(omg how did I forget to take a picture of this step.  The phone must have rang)
1/4 or 1/2 c. of water. 
(If you want the sauce to be thin like in the chinese restaurants use 1/2 c. If you want a glaze-like texture use 1/4 c.)
1/3 c. soy sauce
Step 4.) Heat over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and everything has combined

Step 5.) Now add the chicken in and bring it to a hard boil

Step 6.) Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Serve chicken & sauce over hot rice!