Grilled Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Grilled Bourbon Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Grilled Bourbon Chicken

Upgrade your BBQ game with this recipe for grilled bourbon chicken. Chicken breasts sit in a marinade of bourbon, soy sauce, sugar & spices before grilling.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2lbschicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • ½cupsoy sauce,(low sodium or gluten-free)
  • ½cupapple sauce,unsweetened
  • ½cupyellow onion,finely chopped
  • 2tspginger,grated
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tbspcanola oil
  • ¼cupbourbon
  • ¼cupBBQ sauce
  • 2tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • pinchred pepper flakes
  • ½cupchicken broth,low sodium
  • scallions,sliced for garnish


  1. Place the chicken breasts, 1 at a time, in a Ziploc bag. Pound the chicken breast to an even thickness, being careful not to puncture the bag. Put breasts in the bag.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, apple sauce, onion, ginger, garlic, oil, bourbon, BBQ sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and red pepper flakes.

  3. Reserve and refrigerate ⅓ cup of the marinade and transfer the remainder to the Ziploc bag with the chicken. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight.

  4. Preheat outdoor grill over medium high heat. Discard the marinade in the bag and grill the chicken for 4 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through.

  5. Transfer chicken to a plate, tent with foil and allow to rest while making the sauce.

  6. Put reserved ⅓ cup marinade in a small saucepan. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, reduced heat to medium-low for 5 to 6 minutes, until sauce has thickened slightly.

  7. Slice chicken breast, top with sauce, scallions and serve.


  • Calories: 559.33kcal
  • Fat: 25.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.92g
  • Fiber: 1.17g
  • Sugar: 14.74g
  • Protein: 51.27g
  • Cholesterol: 146.05mg
  • Sodium: 2123.94mg
  • Calcium: 57.96mg
  • Potassium: 790.13mg
  • Iron: 2.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.10mg
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