Curly Crafty Mom: Bourbon Chicken

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bourbon Chicken

There is a bargain thread that I love to follow on Babycenter, and every so often someone will post a recipe and it will get RAVE reviews. So, of course, I had to check out this BOURBON CHICKEN that everyone on there has made and has raved over... to be honest, I really do not care for chicken all that much, I am more of a beef and porkchop girl, but... lets just say, the peer pressure got me. :)


This recipe is SO easy, basically you put some olive oil in the pan and brown the chunks of chicken. Then, remove chicken from the pan, and combine all of the other ingredients before adding the chicken back to the pan. Bring to a roaring boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. So easy! Also, I doubled the ingredients so that I would have a LOT of sauce, because lets just say... the sauce is amazing, you will want to lick your plate clean it is THAT good!!! And, I made brown rice to go with the chicken and the sauce was so delicious on the rice. YUM!

And, while it simmered I had time to snap a photo of Autumn playing trains.

Here is the entree on my plate... it was SO good, much better then the bourbon chicken you would get at the mall. Seriously, I am just not a big chicken person, but I stuffed my face full of this stuff. It was SO good, and even Autumn enjoyed some (Nathan is Mr. Picky, so of course he didn't try it!).

HERE is the recipe. DO NOT FORGET, double all of the ingredients for the sauce! I used 3 chicken breasts.

Bourbon Chicken

**I doubled the ingredients for the sauce**

1 1/2-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
1-2 T olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 c. apple juice (in the comments section on Recipezaar, some people substituted pineapple juice or orange juice)
1/3 c. light brown sugar
2 T ketchup
1 T cider vinegar (in the comments section on Recipezaar, some people substituted balsamic vinger or did half and half)
1/2 c. water
1/3 c. 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 dissolved. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over hot rice.
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