Chinese Style Bourbon Chicken

Amy H.


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!


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10 Min
25 Min


  • 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.

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