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Easy Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Easy Bourbon Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Easy Bourbon Chicken

This crispy bourbon chicken is a sweet dish with the right amount of kick and warmth. Whip up a deliciously rich and sticky serving in just under one hour!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 6chicken breast,boneless
  • 3tbspcornstarch,divided
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • 4tbspcanola oil
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 1cupwater
  • ½cupapple juice
  • ¼cupBourbon
  • ½cupchicken broth
  • cuplite soy sauce
  • cupketchup
  • 2tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 1cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • ½tsponion powder
  • ½tspground ginger
  • ½tspred pepper flakes,crushed


  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces and in a large bowl, then toss it with cornstarch, salt, and pepper.

  2. Add the canola oil into the nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, then let it heat until adding the first piece of chicken sizzles.

  3. Add half the chicken pieces and cook for 3 minutes without stirring. Turn the chicken pieces, then cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan.

  4. Add in the garlic and cook for 20 seconds. Add in the water, apple juice, bourbon, chicken broth, lite soy sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, onion powder, ground ginger and red pepper flakes.

  5. Bring to a boil, then add back in the chicken. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by about half.

  6. Add the remaining tablespoon of cornstarch to a small glass with a tablespoon of water, add it to the mixture in the pan, and stir. Cook until the sauce is thickened.

  7. Serve immediately, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 422.06kcal
  • Fat: 19.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.05g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.31g
  • Fiber: 0.33g
  • Sugar: 21.61g
  • Protein: 29.75g
  • Cholesterol: 83.97mg
  • Sodium: 966.61mg
  • Calcium: 42.66mg
  • Potassium: 456.47mg
  • Iron: 1.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 34.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.86mg
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