May 5, 2012

Bourbon Chicken Over Rice - Without the Bourbon

I was getting ready to make this recipe again and realized I never got it posted the first time.  It was very easy to make, so I was glad it was liked by all. After trying this amazing Honey Sesame Chicken, I was inspired to try making similar dishes and so far I have really enjoyed each of them.  Sometimes you just have to step outside your comfort zone and try dishes you normally wouldn't try.  Like I said with the Honey Sesame Chicken, the ingredients sounded so strange together that I would have never tried it, if it wasn't for all the awesome food blogs that said it was amazing.  Now, I have some great new dishes to add to my dinner rotation.
Bourbon Chicken Over Rice
5 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 Tbl. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 c. apple juice
1/3 c. brown sugar
2 Tbl. ketchup
1 Tbl. apple cider vinegar or 
     3 Tbl. chicken broth
1/2 c. water
1/3 c. soy sauce
pinch red pepper flakes
1 Tbl. cornstarch

Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add the cubed chicken and cook.  Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients.  When the chicken is done, add the sauce.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered with the lid at an angle.  Simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  If sauce gets too thick, add a little chicken broth.  Serve over rice.  

Or - you can place your chicken breasts in a casserole dish and pour the sauce over the top.  Cover with foil and bake until chicken is done.  Remove from heat and take out chicken breasts.  Pour the sauce into a small saucepan and heat for a few minutes until thickened.  Meanwhile, shred or cube the chicken.  Toss with sauce and serve over rice.

Jenn's Notes: I cooked mine in the oven.  I think it would work great in the crock pot too!  I added a pinch of chili powder instead of using red pepper flakes.


  1. This looks amazing. My husband is a huge fan of Chinese dishes, so I'm sure this would be a hit here.

  2. Yum Yum!!!

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  3. Oooh I want to try this in a the crock pot now!

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  4. This is the exact recipe I use all the time, in fact my oldest daughter LOVES it & requested it when I cooked dinner for her & a group of friends for prom a few weeks ago.

    1. It is a delicious recipe!! - Jenn

  5. Adding to the weekly dinner menu!
    Newly following!

  6. OK, where's the Bourbon? I was ready to use up my leftovers from the Kentucky Derby. Even with out it this dish looks delicious. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.

  7. oooohhhh! This looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


  8. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.