Let’s Cook Bourbon Chicken

I whipped up this super easy and tasty bourbon chicken dish after finding a random recipe online. I checked out the ingredients, I had most of them on hand, so I decided to try it out!
Here are the ingredients for this. As you can see, most of these things are standard items that nearly everyone should have on hand. The only things I had to pick up were apple juice and fresh ginger. And I cheated by using minced garlic.

3 large chicken breasts
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup brown sugar (I used light, but you could use whatever)
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1/4 -1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
This dish is super easy to cook. First, get your rice cooking, so will be done and hot when the chicken is done. Cut up the chicken into bite sized bits. Heat oil, add chicken, and cook until mostly cooked through. Remove chicken to a separate bowl. Add remaining ingredients in a large skillet one by one, heating over medium heat, until everything is heated through and dissolved. See how beautiful the sauce is? I think you can actually add some bourbon to the sauce if you want. I did not. Add the chicken back in and bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 20 minutes. Serve over hot rice. I used a mix of brown and white rice. See how easy that is? It’s good too.

The only things that bothered me was that there was no veggies at all. But since you’re simmering this for 20 minutes, you really can’t add normal veggies, because they will get all overcooked and soggy and turn mushy. This probably calls for water chestnuts or something along those lines. But since I don’t like water chestnuts, I’m not sure what I would end up adding. But it definitely needs some veg. Also, the sauce isn’t thick or glaze like, and it ends up being quite liquidy. It would be nice if it was more of a thick sauce, so perhaps add some corn starch mixture? I’ll have to experiment more next time.

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