How To Make Bourbon Chicken

Have you ever wondered How To Make Bourbon Chicken? It’s easier than you might think. A quick marinade and then into the skillet it goes. You’ll have plenty of time to whip up a batch of sticky rice to serve it over for a complete meal.

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No need to order take out. We’re going to show you How to Make a tangy sticky bourbon chicken meal at home.

I get obsessed with ordering certain foods when I go out. I’ll keep ordering them each time until I’ve eaten it so much I just can’t do it anymore. I know, quirky, but that’s me. When I like something I REALLY like something. In comes bourbon chicken. A few months ago I ordered bourbon chicken at one of my local pick up places. It was absolutely AMAZING the first time I ordered it.

Went back a second time, and eh not as good as I remembered. Was it them or did I build it up in my head? Who knows.  I ordered a third time and though it was pretty good it still wasn’t as I remembered. I decided I could make it as good as my taste buds remembered. After a half dozen goes around the skillet, I’m pretty tickled with my fake out take out bourbon chicken and I think you’ll be too.

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How to Make Bourbon Chicken.

I typically post what I’m making and subsequently eating on my INSTAGRAM stories (it’s riveting and I know you’re all (dozen of you) watching with anticipation everyday). If the amount of messages I received about this recipe is any indication of it’s potential popularity I should brace myself for a website crash or maybe y’all were just hangry that day. We shall see.

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I’ve paired the bourbon chicken with a sticky jasmine rice. Otherwise known as butter Jasmine rice. You can make this sticky rice recipe using any long grain rice. Not feeling like eating rice? No worries.


2 cups rice
4 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 cups chicken stock

In a deep sided skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add rice and stir until coated and it starts to brown.

Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes OR until rice is tender. Fluff with fork prior to serving.

This bourbon chicken would also make a great appetizer. Just place a few cubes onto skewers (maybe with water chestnuts between each) OR insert a toothpick into each cube of chicken for quick bites.

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I tested this recipe with a quick hour marinade and an overnight marinade. I didn’t find a significant enough difference to justify marinading it overnight before cooking. So if you have time in the morning before heading out for your day to cube up the chicken and mix up this super simple marinade it will be ready for you to cook when you get home.

A little prep goes a long way.

If you like this bourbon chicken try our GINGER and PORK DUMPLINGS !



Bourbon Chicken

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1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts - cubed
1-2 chives - sliced thinly on bias to garnish


    Into a large casserole dish combine: ginger, garlic powder, soy sauce, brown sugar and bourbon. Whisk to combine. Add chicken. Cover casserole and transfer to refrigerator to marinate for a minimum of one hour.

    Into a large non-stick skillet over medium heat cook chicken in batches until done, add marinade to each batch. It will thicken as it cooks.

    Transfer chicken into serving dish with pan sauce. Garnish with chives.


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    1. 1

      This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

    2. 2

      One of my favorite things to get from Chinese buffets!

    3. 3

      this looks amazing! always better than takeout!

    4. 4

      I always build up dishes at restaurants in my head. Then when I go back and order it again I am disappointed. This recipe will not lead to disappointment!

    5. 5

      Oh my gosh that looks so good! I love the jasmine rice with it! We love jasmine rice!

    6. 6

      This chicken looks so delicious!

    7. 7

      I’ve never even heard of bourbon chicken before! Where have I been? This looks and sounds really good, and so simple to make! Thanks for the recipe!

    8. 8
      Jen /

      This totally reminds me of going to the mall growing up! It’s so good!!

    9. 9
      Sabrina /

      I love this homemade version! So much better than takeout!

    10. 10

      That looks sooo yummy, craving this right now!

    11. 11
      Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling /

      THIS is exactly what I want for lunch today! Love the flavors!!!

    12. 12

      Ama Awesome! Making it soon!

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