Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bourbon Chicken

Well, here it is.. another recipe from My Kitchen Cafe. I tell you I have the same taste as the author of that blog. Every recipe I have tried of hers I have loved. So I hope she doesn't mind that I am sharing another one and will probably share more. Anyways I wasn't sure if I would like this recipe but it caught my eye. It doesn't have any bourbon in it and I have never tried a drop of any alcohol in my life so I couldn't tell you if it tastes like bourbon. I can tell you that it was very good. I didn't know what to expect, except for after reading the ingredients that it is going to be kinda sweet with a little spice. It didn't taste how I imagined but it tasted GREAT! So enjoy! I will definitely be making this one more often!

Bourbon Chicken
(taken from

2lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 tablespoons oil (for pan-frying)
cornstarch (for dusting, optional)

1 garlic clove (minced)
¼ teaspoon ginger (I used ground ginger)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
½ cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, and if you choose 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 wok and bring to a boil. Add chicken bits back to the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.


Lavanya said...

really the pic caught my eye..looks appetizing..nice recipe!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! I can't wait to try this recipe!

Gayle Parks said...

I made this chicken and I must say it was wonderful. I had been looking for a Bourbon Chicken recipe that did not actually use bourbon and, YES, this is the one....delicious!

Anonymous said...

I make this recipe all the time. We LOVE it! I serve it with pasta instead of rice.