Friday, August 24, 2007

Bourbon Chicken

I have really been craving baked garlic rice lately but I haven't been able to decide what to have with it. Just a few days ago my friend Amber posted her bourbon chicken in her blog and it looked and sounded amazing. I asked her if she thought it would go well with the baked rice and she thought it would. And boy was she right! Dinner was so good tonight. Jesse really enjoyed it. On to the recipe!

Bourbon Chicken
(Source:, as seen on Amber's blog)

2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
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

Heat oil in a large skillet.
Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
Remove Chicken.
Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium heat until well mixed and dissolved.
Add chicken and bring to a hard boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve over hot rice and ENJOY.

These are the changes that I made-
*I tossed the chicken in about 2 tbsp of seasoned flour (salt, pepper and garlic powder) before browning in the skillet, just enough to lightly cover the chicken.
*Per Amber's suggestion I used about a 1/4 cup of slurry (cornstarch and water) to help thicken the sauce


  1. Yummm, I am glad that you enjoyed it. I think I will have to make it again soon!

  2. I just made this the other night with the baked garlic rice pilaf. Everyone but Harris loved the chicken. I will make this again and again! :-)



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