Bourbon Chicken

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8
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Best Bourbon Chicken is juicy, tender chicken thighs cut into pieces simmered in a sweet, brown sugar glaze that will melt in your mouth. Rich in flavor and served over rice for a complete meal! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean


  • 1 pound chicken thighs or breasts cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup bourbon*
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sliced green onions for garnish


  1. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add the olive oil and chicken. Cook until brown and no longer pink.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic. Whisk together cornstarch and water and add to the sauce.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens up. Serve over rice and garnish with chopped green onions if desired.

Recipe Notes

*Can substitute with apple cider.

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 856mg36%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 44IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.