Baked Bourbon Chicken

Total Time
1hr 21mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 6 mins

This is rich-tasting but fairly simple to make. I got this recipe from the Houston Chronicle sometime in the early 1990s. It was submitted by a retired chef named Ken Olszewski in response to a reader request or a recipe challenge. I like to garnish this with parsley so I can sing "parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme" while I am cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown chicken in skillet.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and place into a baking dish.
  4. In the same skillet, combine garlic, cayenne, sugar, salt, sage, rosemary, thyme, and flour.
  5. Add bourbon and whisk to combine.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Pour sauce over chicken in baking dish.
  8. Cover dish and place in oven.
  9. Bake 1 hour or until juices run clear.


Most Helpful

This was good, just not as wow as I expected (the smell while they cooked was fantastic). Used large skinless chicken breasts, maybe they should have been cut smaller? Or maybe I should have basted them?

Ty's Kitchen June 26, 2010

Heaven!!!! AMAZING meal! Family loved it!

flyers8053 January 16, 2010

This chicken was wonderful! My potted herb garden has not totally succombed to winter, so I was able to use fresh herbs. I definitely will be making this again.

Oh!Susannah January 06, 2009

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