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chinese style bourbon chicken

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is one of my favorite dishes at the Chinese restaurant we frequent often. With all this social distancing, I decided to try my hand at making this at home! It's a keeper!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For chinese style bourbon chicken

  • 8
    boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 Tbsp
    peanut oil (preferrably roasted peanut oil)
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1/3 c
    bourbon such as jim beam
  • 1/4 c
    red chili sauce
  • 1/3 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 4 c
    cooked, white rice
  • 2
    green onions, finely sliced

How To Make chinese style bourbon chicken

  • 1
    Grill Chicken over medium coals, 8 minutes per side, or bake in oven 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Set aside; keep warm in 170 degree oven.
  • 2
    Heat peanut oil in a shallow sauce pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and ginger saute over medium high heat for 30 seconds until aromatic!
  • 3
    Stir in, rice vinegar, bourbon, red chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and cornstarch into saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4
    While sauce is cooking, Slice the grilled chicken into strips and return to oven to keep warm.
  • 5
    Toss chicken into the the sauce until well coated.
  • 6
    Serve over white rice and garnish with sliced green onion.