Bourbon Chicken (without the bourbon)

5 Jan

i had all the ingredients for this recipe and i had some chicken breasts defrosting…  seemed like a good plan!   i think this would have been good had i not cooked it too long 🙂  (thats what happens when i’m trying to get dinner on the table, the kids fed & bathed, and a few other things at the same time)!  the sauce could have also used doubling!


Bourbon Chicken (without the bourbon)

adapted from jamie cooks it up!


2.5 lb chicken breasts
2 T oil
1 T garlic
1/4 C apple  juice
1/3 C brown sugar
2 T ketchup
1 T apple cider vinegar
1/2 C water
1/3 C soy sauce
pinch red pepper flakes
1 T cornstarch 

1. Cut your chicken into small 1-2 inch pieces 
2. Heat up a large skillet over medium high heat. Once it is hot, pour 2 T Olive Oil into it. 
3. Add your chicken pieces to the pan and let them cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
4. The chicken will start to get a bit juicy and bubbly. Put the lid on the pan, slightly tilted and drain the juices out into the sink. Return the pan to the stove top and continue cooking over medium high heat. 
5. Into a medium sized mixing bowl combine 1 T garlic, 1/4 C apple juice, 1/3 C brown sugar, 2 T ketchup, 1 T apple cider vinegar, 1/2 C water, 1/3 C soy sauce, a pinch of red pepper flakes and 1 T cornstarch. Whisk it all together until the cornstarch is dissolved and all ingredients are well combined. 
6. When your chicken has a nice brown sear on some of the pieces…
pour the sauce into the pan. Stir it around to cover all the chicken pieces. 
7. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cover the pan with the lid at an angle to allow some of the steam to escape. Let this baby simmer away for about 20 minutes, stirring a couple of times during the cooking period. 
8. Serve over white or brown rice. 


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