Monday, August 31, 2009

Bourbon Chicken

I'd never eaten bourbon chicken until a few weeks ago. I got it at a restaurant and man it was yummy! I remembered seeing a bourbon chicken recipe posted by Kathy over at Three on Food and knew I had to try it. Although this was nothing like the chicken I had when
I went out to eat, it was very good (I know the picture's terrible). Sophie and Chase loved it and Brad even finished his (and he isn't a big chicken fan). The chicken's very tender and flavorful and the dish's extremely quick and easy... definitely worth fixing again. Thanks Kathy for the great recipe :)

2lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, or tenders
oil (for frying)
cornstarch (for dusting, optional)
1 garlic minced clove
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 TBSP ketchup
1 TBSP cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Cut chicken breasts into bit sized pieces, then lightly dust with cornstarch. Heat oil in your wok and fry chicken bits in batches until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels and set aside. In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients. Pour into pan and bring to a boil. Add chicken bits back to the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.


Mommy's Kitchen said...

Heidi one of my favorite meals is bourbon chicken. I am so making this, thanks for sharing. I get this at golden corral when we go out to eat.

Kathy said...

YW Heidi!!! :o) I haven't had this in awhile - you're putting me in the mood. Actually, I'm sitting here with my grocery list in hand - I might have to add a few ingredients!!! ;)

Denise said...

I love Bourbon chicken, they always hand out samples in the mall. lol. Good to know I can make it at home.

Rachel said...

We've had bourbon chicken while dining out a couple of times and my husband (especially) loved it! I've been in search of a good copycat recipe--can't wait to try this and see if there's any similarity!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I would definitely like this. i am bookmarking it to try.

Lara said...

Quick, easy, and flavorful? Sounds like a winner to me!

Michelle said...

We really love bourbon chicken. Like Tina with Mommy's Kitchen, we get it when we go to Golden Corral. I will definitely try this!

Ingrid said...

Yum! Now this is one that my kids would love (if I manage to not overcook my chicken) though I'll be throwing in some broccoli!

btw, I thought the photo was a good one!

Spryte said...

That looks tasty!

Katy ~ said...

Yum yum. Always love seeing chicken recipes. This looks very tasty indeed.