I was walking through the mall the other day when a random lady ran up to me and offered me some bourbon chicken. I usually do not take random food from strangers, but she looked like she worked at the restaurant at the food court so that was good enough for me.  I am glad that I did, it was delicious.  So much so that I had to remake it.  So I scoured the internet for recipes.  I finally found one that looked good, but it was missing the main ingredient, Bourbon.  So I added it to the recipe and the rest is history.  It was an amazing meal.

Bourbon Chicken – (Adapted from Bourbon Chicken)

  • 1 1/2 – 2 pounds chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake (optional)
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tbs cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 tbs ketchup

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat.

Add the chicken and cook till lightly browned.  Then remove the chicken from the pan.

Brown the chicken

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients to form a sauce.  Whisk together.

Combine the sauce ingredients

Add the sauce mixture to the pan and bring to a boil.  Mix thoroughly to make sure that all of the ingredients are mixed into the sauce.

Bring the sauce to a boil

Add the chicken to the pan and bring back to a boil.

Add the chicken back in to the pan

Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the sauce reduces and thickens.

Cook till reduced

Serve over rice and enjoy!

Bourbon Chicken

This dish was simple, delicious and tasty.

Bourbon Chicken

A must for an easy weekday meal.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


  1. Did you go back to the mall and give out samples to random strangers? 🙂

    It looks great Rex, the sauce just clinging to the meat looks perfect.

    • Haha, I was out in front of my house handing out free samples and business cards for $1 off their future order. It was a great way to network.

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