Bourbon Chicken: A Tender And Juicy Weeknight Dinner
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This simple bourbon chicken recipe is full of rich flavours and is tender, juicy, and covered in a sweet, sticky glaze. It has a deliciously distinctive flavour that you won't find anywhere else thanks to the combination of apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce. This delicious dish will quickly become one of your favourite weeknight meals, whether served over white rice or with some soft noodles. In fact, you'll lick the platter clean after eating this simple bourbon chicken.

A traditional takeaway meal known as "bourbon chicken" features chicken chunks fried in a sweet and sour sauce. It bears the name of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, the former workplace of the recipe's author. It's popular and simple to cook and is frequently served in eateries with Chinese and Cajun themes.

Here's how you can make this simple dish at home:


 900 g boneless bite-sized chicken breasts

 1/3 cup light brown sugar

 1 crushed garlic clove

 1/4 teaspoon ginger

 1/2 cup water

 2 tablespoons of ketchup

 1/3 cup apple juice

 1/3 cup soy sauce

 2 tablespoons of olive oil

 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (crushed)


 In a large skillet, preheat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and heat it until just lightly browned on both sides. Take out and place aside.

 Add the apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, water, and soy sauce to the same skillet along with the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Simmer, while constantly stirring, at medium heat until dissolved.

 The mixture must reach a boil before the chicken is added. The dish should simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is done and the sauce has thickened, on low heat. Serve this yummy dish with some rice.