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Bourbon Chicken

by Erika Nicole Kendall

2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water 1/3 cup soy sauce

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken. Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium Heat until well mixed and dissolved. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over hot rice and ENJOY.

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Tiffany November 1, 2010 - 10:34 AM

This is my favorite mall treat. I will have to try making it on my own,

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Brandi November 2, 2010 - 10:51 AM

Erika, girl I made this last night and it was a huge hit… Thank you so much for sharing. Question do you have any idea the calorie content?

Erika November 3, 2010 - 10:12 AM

I can estimate the calorie count of the sauce to be somewhere around 4-500 calories because of the high sugar content… but then again, the entire batch of sauce is for 2lbs of chicken, and probably won’t (or shouldn’t) all be used. It also depends on the quality and calorie count of your light brown sugar.

Brandi November 3, 2010 - 10:48 AM

Thank you Erika for your answer. I did a little research yesterday on the calories because it was such a hit. I estimated the whole meal to be about 512 including a half chicken breast. But if you add rice which I love brown rice a half cup is 340 calories with a side cup of broccoli with a little butter came to about 104. As you can tell I am counting calories and exercising and leaving the HCG alone 🙂

Thank you again for a delicious new meal for the family.

Brandi November 3, 2010 - 11:15 AM

Erika I was looking at another recipe the calories for 1 serving without the broccoli and brown rice is 238 which is half a chicken breast 🙂

LaRoja313 December 2, 2010 - 5:55 PM

Wow..this recipe was a HIT! I’ve always had this concept that a restaurant dish like this couldn’t be replicated but this is better in so many ways. I actually juiced an apple for the apple juice and used homemade ketchup just to take it up a notch 😉

W. Nicole February 13, 2011 - 10:54 AM

This recipe was great. Though my sauce didnt get as thick as I would have liked it was great!!

Sherele June 26, 2011 - 8:26 PM

Simply amazing! Added a little corn starch to thicken the sauce and didn’t use any apple juice (for some reason I overlooked it on the recipe and didn’t purchase any). Overall… very quick and easy dish!

Disco Diva August 21, 2011 - 9:36 PM

I made this tonight and it was delicious. The sauce wasn’t as thick as I wanted but with practice I think it will come out better. I also added red,green,orange and yellow peppers and green onions to give it more oomf.

I wish I added the peppers later because I ended up cooking all the colors out.

But it’s delicious and I have a weeks worth of lunches!

Cedric Terrell August 21, 2011 - 10:33 PM

Well, with all the great reviews I definetely will have to give this a try. It looks so good.I’m glad I found your site.

T Mariee January 25, 2012 - 2:55 PM

This meal was so good, i jus clicked thru 22 pages of recipes to find it and comment on it! I made it for dinner last night and jus had leftovers for lunch. #Amazing!!! Thanks Erika!

Shan March 17, 2012 - 6:47 PM

I made this tonight. I used simply apple juice and added a little cornstarch the last few minutes to thicken the sauce some. I served over brown rice (which I made with 3/4 water and 1/4 chicken broth) and a side of Asian medley veggies and this.was.bomb!

Andrea September 11, 2012 - 9:19 PM

I would’ve never thought to try this recipe on my own. At first it wasn’t looking so good, but in the end it was great. My family of picky eaters, and one with allergies (to gluten in particular, just substituted gluten free soy sauce), they ALL loved it! That never happens. I served it over udon noodles, and added sugar snap peas on the side. Thank you so much for this recipe.

Kim December 16, 2013 - 8:08 PM

I tried this in the slow cooker (I love the slow cooker) and served it over quinoa with broccoli and seaweed…yummo! Thanks for the recipe. It was a big hit with the hubs too. 🙂

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