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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken

Total Time:35
Prep Time:15
Cook Time: 20

This is a copycat of the Bourbon Chicken sold in Chinese carry-outs but tastes really Bourbon chicken is a dish named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans,Louisiana and for the bourbon whiskey ingredient. The dish is commonly found at Cajun, Chinese, and American BBQ themed restaurants.
The recipe includes soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and bourbon whiskey in the base, and the chicken is marinated in this sauce. Many leave out the Bourbon If you want to use Bourbon add 1/2 cup in place of your water.

This recipe will serve between 4-8 people depending on their appetites and what you serve it with.
4 oz. per person is about the size of the palm of your hand - boneless breast meat
4 people per Pound

what you need:
2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water or 1/2 cup bourbon
1/3 cup soy sauce

How to Make it:
Heat oil in a large skillet.
Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
Remove chicken.
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.
Serve over hot rice and ENJOY.

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