Bourbon Chicken


This one skillet meal was quick, easy and tastes as good as take out.  The sauce is perfectly delicious!   I served it on rice but you could do Asian noodles and it would be wonderful too!  It took about 20 minutes total to prepare and serve.

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds for garnish, if desired
  • green onions for garnish, if desired
  1. Heat sesame oil and canola oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add in chicken and saute until fully cooked and browned.
  3. Add in garlic and ginger and saute for 1-2 minutes. (Add in more oil if needed)
  4. In a medium bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, bourbon and rice wine vinegar.
  5. Add sauce to the chicken and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water.
  7. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and stir frequently until thickened, 2-3 minutes.
  8. If the sauce needs to thicken more add more cornstarch.
  9. Serve immediately with sesame seeds and green onions for garnish, if desired

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