Bourbon Chicken Recipe

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This bourbon chicken recipe is one of the Chinese chicken recipes that uses alcohol to flavor the chicken. The unique flavor makes it a popular demand.


  • Chicken breasts -- 4, boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Vegetable oil -- 1 1/3tsp

  • Cornstarch -- 1 tsp

For Marinade:

  • Soy sauce -- 1/3 cup
  • Thick soy sauce -- 1 1/3tsp , or 2/3 tsp of molasses

  • Sugar -- 2/3cup

    ( You can also use brown sugar)
  • Bourbon -- 1/3 cup

  • Fresh ginger -- 1 1/3tsp , finely minced

  • Garlic salt -- 2/3tsp


Step 1:

  • Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl until all the sugar has dissolved.

  • Put in the chicken pieces to be well coated and marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Be sure to cover the bowl tightly to keep the alcohol smell in. A container with a tight fitting lid is best.

Step 2:

  • Drain the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later use.

  • Mix the cornstarch with a little water in a small cup and set it aside.

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pot or wok on high. Add the chicken and cook it a few minutes until its color becomes brown. Then stir in the reserved marinade slowly and bring it to a boil.

  • Add the cornstarch mixture and stir until it becomes thick. Now the chicken is ready. Serve with rice.


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When it comes to choose bourbon, some say Kentucky bourbon is the best. I use Jim Beam. It's widely available and inexpensive; and best of all, it makes my chicken wonderfully flavored!

Use Splenda in the place of sugar if you have diabetic concerns or just want it to be healthier. Here is a site about type 2 diabetes. You might want to check it out.




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