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Bourbon  Chicken


3 people


25 minutes



– 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce – 1/4 cup bourbon whisky – 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice – 1 tablespoon rice vinegar – 1 tablespoon maple syrup – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 teaspoon ginger, grated – 1/4 teaspoon paprika, or any chili powder – 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs – 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon corn starch, divided – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil – 2 teaspoons water – 1 stalk scallions, chopped

Step 1

First, combine all sauce ingredients. Add soy sauce, bourbon whisky, unsweetened apple juice, rice vinegar, maple syrup, minced garlic, grated ginger, and paprika in a bowl, mix well. Set aside.

Step 2

 Rinse and pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Cut the chicken thighs into 1/2-inch thick strips.

Step 3

Add one tablespoon of corn starch to a shallow plate. Coat the chicken strips with the corn starch lightly.

Step 4

Heat the skillet (or frying pan) over medium-high heat with oil and add the chicken strips. Cook the chicken strips on both sides for 6 to 8 minutes until golden brown and almost cooked through. Add the bourbon sauce mixture to the skillet and constantly stir to coat the meat evenly with sauce.

Step 5

Mix one teaspoon of corn starch and two tablespoons of water in a small bowl, and whisk well. Lower the heat to medium, and stir in the corn starch and water mixture. Bring to a simmer, keep stirring and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat.

Step 6

Dish out, and serve it immediately with the chopped scallions sprinkled on top.

HOW MANY CALORIES PER SERVING? This recipe serves 428 calories per serving.

Bourbon Chicken is a quick and easy chicken recipe with tender chicken thigh strips coated with a rich, sweet and savory bourbon sauce. 

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