Bourbon Chicken
Bourbon Chicken
Sweet, sticky and delicious Bourbon Chicken. Don't forget to check out my step by step photos and tips above!


  • 1 pound chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 green onions chopped thinly for garnish


  1. Mix the soy sauce, stock, bourbon, brown sugar and spices in a bowl then set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken into half inch thick strips then cut into 1-2 inch pieces. Place in a bowl and toss with cornstarch so the pieces are coated.
  3. Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot add the chicken in two batches. Cook on one side for about 3 minutes then flip. Do not move around, let it get nice and crispy.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and add about two tablespoons of oil to you pan add garlic and cook while moving constantly until fragrant. less than a minute.
  5. Pour in the sauce and use a wooden spoon to mix and deglaze the pan. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute then add the chicken back in and reduce to a simmer. Move the chicken to coat and cook until reduced by about half.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve with rice.
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