Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Supper - "Bourbon" Chicken

My hubby really likes Asian food, so I'm always on the look out for a new, easy recipe.  I found this one a while back and, the first time I made it, we found it to be a little too sweet.  So, I've modified it a bit and, finally, got it the way we like it!  

(I have no idea why it's called Bourbon chicken because it has absolutely no bourbon in it.  In fact, it doesn't even have alcohol in it!  I assume it is a knock-off of the bourbon chicken you can get at restaurants which is, perhaps, actually made with bourbon!)

"Bourbon" Chicken

~4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
~1 clove garlic, minced
~1/4 tsp ground ginger
~1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 
(This will give it a medium heat.  Add more or less depending on your taste.)
~1/4 cup apple juice
~1/4 cup light brown sugar
~2 TBSP ketchup
~1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
~1/3 cup soy sauce
~1 TBSP corn starch (optional)

Step 1: Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.  Heat a little oil in a skillet and brown the chicken.

Step 2:  While chicken is browning, combine all the other ingredients (except corn starch) in a small bowl.

Step 3:  Remove chicken from pan.  Add the sauce mixture and bring it to a boil.  This dissolves the sugar and helps blend the flavors.  (If desired, combined the cornstarch with a bit of the sauce.  Whisk in the slurry to the pan while sauce is boiling to make it a bit thicker.)

Step 4:  Return the chicken to the pan and stir to coat it with the sauce.  Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 5: Serve over rice and enjoy!

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Janine Huldie said...

We love Asian style food and yet another simple, but easy recipe to try here. Thanks so much Lisa :)

Kim said...

Yum - this looks tasty!! We love chicken and I'm always looking for new recipes!!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

You're welcome! Hope you enjoy!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I know! That's what the original recipe was called and I'm not creative enough to come up with anything different!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

This is a good one! Hope you enjoy it!

Seana Turner said...

That's so funny about the bourbon. I almost didn't click through because I don't own any bourbon - glad I did:)

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom said...

Lisa, this looks and sounds amazing! My hubby would completely go crazy over this. Thanks so much for sharing!

Wishing you a lovely week.

Tarana said...

I love simple recipes like this, and since I have the ingredients, plan to try it out soon!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I'm glad you did too!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks, Jennifer!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Awesome! Hope everybody likes it!

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