Sticky Bourbon Chicken Recipe


  • 2 pounds chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced, green tops only


  1. Trim off any extra fat on the chicken thighs and cut into 1-inch chunks.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce, bourbon, apple juice, dark brown sugar, grated garlic, grated ginger, rice wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and water.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook in batches until browned and mostly cooked through.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet with the chicken and simmer for 15 minutes. This will help cook off the alcohol in the bourbon and fully cook the chicken throughout.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch and the cold water. Add to mixture and cook until the sauce has thickened and coats the chicken fully.
  6. Stir in green onion tops and serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 450

Carbohydrates: 20g

Protein: 45g

Fat: 16g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 215mg

Sodium: 745mg

Potassium: 635mg

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 15g

Vitamin A: 188IU

Vitamin C: 2mg

Calcium: 42mg

Iron: 2mg

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