Growing up, one of my favorite meals to pick up at the mall food court was delicious bourbon chicken. In fact, my brother and I used to go there weekly just to eat the chicken! You can imagine how devastated we were when the restaurant at the mall closed and we could no longer find our favorite dish. After trying several times to replicate the recipe, I finally came up with a very similar one. And it’s super easy! Probably for nostalgic reasons, it’s one of my favorite recipes on this blog. Enjoy!
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 2” cubes
- ¼ c. Bourbon
- ⅓ c. soy sauce
- ⅓ c. packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- Pour Bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar and ground ginger into a gallon size Ziplock bag. Seal the bag and shake all ingredient to mix.
- Add chicken cubes, seal the bag again, and shake one more time to coat the chicken.
- Marinate several hours or overnight.
- When ready to cook, heat up a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour all ingredient from Ziplock bag into wok/pan and stir-fry over medium-high heat for 15 minutes. Mixing as it cooks until the sauce is thick and coats the chicken.
- Alternatively, you can make this in a Crock-Pot, just pour all ingredients from the Ziplock bag into Crock-Pot and cook on high for 3 hours.
- I like to serve this with Trader Joe’s brown rice.
- If you are purchasing your chicken at a butcher or meat department, ask them to cut the chicken into 2” cubes.
- If you prefer white meat, you can substitute for cubed chicken breasts.
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