The Best Bourbon Chicken!

The Best Bourbon Chicken!

The Best Bourbon Chicken! – Chinese Food

The Best Bourbon Chicken! Recipes (25mins)

Ingredients (Servings 4)

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 scallion
  • 1cup brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1cup Bourbon


  1. Coarsely chop the scallion and mix all but the chicken and peanut oil together in a bowl and whisk until well blended. set aside.
  2. Dice chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and sauté in very hot pan or WOK with the peanut oil until lightly browned on the outside.
  3. Add liquid mixture to the chicken and reduce heat to medium.
  4. Cook this UNCOVERED until liquid is reduced to a glaze on the chicken bites and chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Serve with your choice of side dish. Fried rice or Lo Mein noodles work well.


Reviews – The Best Bourbon Chicken! Recipes

Great recipe!! I love the fact the this recipe calls for real bourbon. That’s a flavor you just can’t fake. Had it over fried rice and it was delicious. Had to add a little flour to the sauce at the end to thicken and used fresh ginger instead of ground. Spirited flavor and you can taste all the ingredients. Would definitely serve this to guests.

Used this recipe to make chicken skewers for the barbecue. Marinated the chicken pieces in the sauce for a while, then threaded the pieces onto satay skewers alternating with onion (would also have used pieces of green pepper if I had them, but didn’t). Barbecued them while cooking the excess marinade in a small saucepan for a bit, and then poured it over the cooked skewers. Delicious!

I thought this recipe came out pretty good, though I did add a bit of cornstarch to thicken it. I feel that if I’d let it cook until the sauce reduced, the chicken would have been dry (I used chicken breasts instead of thighs). I found it to be a bit salty, and I used the reduced sodium soy sauce. I also think it could have used a little more brown sugar, just my opinion. In the end, this dish did taste like some I’ve had in Chinese restaurants, but under a different name. Thanks.

This recipe is amazing!!! I took a suggestion from another review & added a little cornstarch for thickness & it turned out perfectly!!! My husband is a picky eater, but he no complaints. Thanks for the good recipe!!!

This was good, but I felt it was lacking something. I added a little crushed red pepper for some heat and also had to add cornstarch at the end to thicken the sauce because it never reduced down to a glaze.

I love bourbon chicken! It’s what I usually choose when at a mall’s food court. This recipe came close to the taste, and I was especially pleased that the recipe called for…BOURBON! I doubled the sauce just by doubling the measurements for each ingredient called for to make the sauce. At the end, I added cornstarch (mixed it first with cold water and then dumped it in). The glaze thickened up to the right consistency. I might try adding fresh grated ginger next time.

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