Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bourbon Chicken

I am still behind in reciprocating visits from my SITS day so I've minimized my posting until I'm caught up. I do have a special treat on Friday which involves a wine & cheese party for you & an amazing apple gallette. I am excited so make sure to check in.

In other food news, this dish was wonderful served over Jasmine rice, one of my favorites! While it tasted a little different & healthier than the restaurant version, it was delicious. I will make it again but with the addition of some red bell peppers. Quick & easy yet truly satisfying for a weeknight meal. Since I love cooking with alcohol, I was disappointed to see no bourbon in this but feel free to add about 2 tblsp if you're looking for authenticity.


BOURBON CHICKEN

{Printable Recipe}

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1-2 tblsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 tsp dried ground ginger
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tblsp ketchup
1 tblsp cider vinegar
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tblsp cornstarch/1 tblsp water mixed (if needed)

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken & cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken from skillet. 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, or until chicken is cooked through. If you prefer a thicker sauce, add the cornstarch/water mixture to reach desired consistency. Serve over hot rice, if desired.


{Food for Thought}

A MUST for me when making this again is to add some red bell peppers. They'll add another dimension to the flavor as well as a crunchy texture, all while enhancing the looks of this dish! Also, you can add 2 tblsp bourbon to the sauce if you prefer.


I lost my source for this recipe, another blog, so if it's yours let me know & I will link you. I have gotten in the habit of emailing recipes to myself so they show up on my iphone, this way I can shop for the ingredients straight from my phone. UPDATED: Thank you, Bake It After All

46 comments:

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, my husband would love this. And I have some ass kissing to do. I think I may try this tonight. Bless you. :)

singedwingangel said...

ohhh that looks good.. I would kill for the recipe for Sesame Chicken I LOVE that stuff

Noelle said...

that does look good! i wonder why it's called bourbon chicken when there's no bourbon in it...?

anyway, thanks for the yummy nosh. do you know how to make mongolian beef? we'd love a recipe...it's our favorite!

Kaitlin said...

Oh my goodness, that looks amazing. I am going to have to try this recipe A.S.A.P. Thanks for sharing.

starnes family said...

Great idea to add bell peppers. Looks good!

Tam said...

This would be something we love here! I will put this on my growing list of must try!!!

Pat aka Posh said...

You always make me hungry :)
Wish I wasn't out of soy sauce or I'd make this for dinner.

Taylor K said...

YUM! That looks delicious.

Joanie M said...

I have one teeny little question. Where's the bourbon?

~Marie~ said...

Mmmm... this looks so good. I may convince the BF to make it one night.

Brandi said...

This looks so amazingly simple and delicious. I've had some chicken in the freezer and I haven't been inspired to do anything with it...until now. Thanks for the little push in the right direction. My taste buds love you.

Nicolasa said...

WOW! that looks amazing!

Nana said...

Mmmm. Papa will love this!

Kristina P. said...

This looks so filling!

Pam said...

Mmm. This looks delicious and the sauce sounds fantastic. I think adding red bell peppers is a great idea.

Kacey R. said...

I was wondering where the bourbon was in your ingredients list until I got to the bottom. I thought - that silly girl was treating herself to a sip while cooking. LOL

{{HUGS}}

K.

Coco said...

Looks wonderful. I love jasmine rice.

Just Breathe said...

Okay now I am really hungry. I better go eat, see you later.....

strokeofliving said...

You're killing me! This dish, this dish. Gotta try it now.

Sandy said...

I am definitely trying this one! Thanks.

Gloria said...

this look amazing and tasty! xxgloria

Jen said...

this sounds so good.

Meghan said...

You may have gotten this from my blog (posted on 09.11.09). I'm glad you liked it as much as we did! :)

Michelle said...

I can't stand the taste of bourbon so I am glad to see it is missing from the ingredient list. :)

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Thanks for visiting me! Your bourbon chicken looks yummy. Count me in as a new follower!

Lora said...

my boyfriend would love this...only I would HAVE to add bourbon!

Chef Chuck said...

Chicken and spice is everything nice!!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by the other day!

Angela said...

Ooh yum! Looks like great "make your own take out," a saying I have picked up from Rachael Ray. I love bourbon (and I would definitely try adding some) so I will try this for sure!

I am so sorry I will not be around tomorrow online for the party! It sounds like so much fun! Save me some wine, okay!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I think this will keep me busy drooling for awhile...

heartnsoulcooking said...

This recipe sounds and looks AWESOME!!!
THANKS!!! for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Come back and visit any time.
I have become a follower of your blog. I like the quote "My crockpot runneth over!!!"
Geri

angie said...

My family would love this!

blueviolet said...

I actually don't like the flavor of alcohol in my food, so this is perfect!

~Marie~ said...

Made the Bourbon Chicken tonight for dinner. Delish!!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I loved the chicken...I am always searching for new recipes for chicken but sometimes they all look the same...this is not one of them!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

oooooh ahhhhh.....Ima drooling now.

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

Definitely fixing this one; the hubs LOVES bourbon chicken!

Life with Kaishon said...

This sounds scrum diddly umptious! : )

Lula! said...

I have a headache--and my sinuses are killing me. But I printed this one, as usual...and I'm so excited to try it. Will let you know how it turns out...

Thanks for making me feel a bit better!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Made this for the family and all 3 kids and hubby ate it!!!! AND asked for seconds and thirds!!!! hooray!!! :)
A home run!!!!! thanks for the great recipe.

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velvet sea said...

I know this comment is late, but I just found your blog. I made this tonight, awesome!! used fresh ginger instead soo good too.
Thanks for the recipe!

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Beaucheneosku said...

my boyfriend would love this...only I would HAVE to add bourbon!