22 Reviews

Yum! I used half the amount of chicken but left the amount of sauce the same. Next time I might use a touch less sugar. I don't know why it's called bourbon chicken when there isn't any bourbon in it, so I put some in.

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SugarJen October 14, 2011

The reason it is called"Bourbon Chicken " is because of a Restaurant on BOURBON STREET in Loisianna,that makes it. That recipe made it famous so famous that they could afford to share it! SOOO,it does not have to have Bourbon in it! But once you have the recipe like everything else, you can change it, if you want to change it, and make it your own!!

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cicia54 April 07, 2012

I have been looking for a bourbon chicken recipe that is close to a local cajun fast food restaurant near us and this comes the closest yet. Very good. I will fix it again, but cut the pepper amount in half---very hot! I also did not see how the author intended to finish cooking the chicken, but I assumed it was to be simmered in the sauce. I cooked it for 20 minutes and it seemed just right. I tripled the recipe to make enough sauce and also used 2 Tbs of corn starch.

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xrayeyes05 November 30, 2011

Very Nice, I doubled the sauce. I used bourbon, boneless skinless thighs, also added red/ yellow peppers and scallions.
Will be making this one again!

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Heather in Utsunomiya,Japan August 03, 2011

Absolutely fantastic. As almost everyone else states, definitely double the sauce (or halve the chicken, whatever) . And if you're confused on the lack of bourbon, the apple juice is the substitute in this recipe. Who needs apple juice?! Use bourbon! And don't be like me and try to double the sauce recipe in your head, or you may end up adding 4 times the amount of pepper called for...OOPS.

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bearsy January 21, 2012

Fantastic with the right amount of spice! No changes

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Scrapbook Lori July 06, 2010

Amazing recipe! I made the sauce separately so I could reduce and thicken it a little easier and it was great! I have extra sauce saved. Having leftovers for breakfast tomorrow XD

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ashley_jim February 18, 2015

Made this tonight for dinner and it turned out exactly like the kind you get in a restaurant. I didn't have apple juice, so I used Cran-Grape juice and it didn't change the flavor (although it did have a slight grape jelly scent.) I doubled the sauce and it made the perfect amount, served over Jasmine Rice. Next time, I'm going to throw in some fresh broccoli spears in the last few minutes of cooking.<br/><br/>For those who asked why there's no bourbon in the recipe, there's not supposed to be. You will not find any true Bourbon Chicken recipe with bourbon in it. The name comes from Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Good bourbon has a very strong flavor and would really change the way this dish tastes.

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Faux Chef Lael September 02, 2013

My husband, oldest son, and I really enjoyed this chicken. It has such a good flavor. I served it over jasmine rice. We discovered it's good with peanuts or cashews mixed in. I will definitely make this again!

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michelles3boys April 03, 2013
Bourbon Chicken