Rue Bourbon Chicken

6
Donna Graffagnino

By
@StillWild

Also known as Bourbon Street Chicken, this popular dish is served in many of the take-out Chinese restaurants in the French Quarter. Don't let the name fool you - there is no Bourbon in this recipe but what it does have is truly amazing flavor.
This would make a great appetizer!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    boneless skinless chicken tenders &/or thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    apple juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated ginger or ginger paste (or a little more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
    msg (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3-4
    green onions, sliced

How to Make Rue Bourbon Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. In a bowl mix all ingredients together except chicken, oil, and butter. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over HIGH heat. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken and set aside. Chicken will not be completely cooked but it will finish cooking in the sauce.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the liquid mixture; cook until well mixed and dissolved.
  4. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve over white or yellow rice, or mashed potatoes. Garnish with green onions or sesame seeds if desired.
    For appetizers just serve with toothpicks - Enjoy!
    (Picture Courtesy of Pat Duran)

    *NOTE: Ground ginger does not taste like fresh ginger or ginger paste. You can substitute the grated ginger with 1/4 tsp ground ginger.

    MSG (Accent) is optional, however, for a truly authentic taste don't leave it out. Asian restaurants use MSG in many of their dishes.

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About Rue Bourbon Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian




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