This is my favorite recipe for virgin bourbon chicken. I make it all the time for my family and we have really enjoyed eating it.
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 teaspoons garlic
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 cup apple juice
1 cup ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 & 1/2 cup of water
3 tablespoons apple cider
3/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch (dissolved in water)
How to Make it:
Grill the boneless skinless chicken thighs until they are cooked fully. Personally, we prefer chicken thighs for this recipe. White meat seems to be a little bit too dry in my opinion. Dark meat seems to do well with the grilling and stays more moist in the sauce. When the chicken is done being cooked, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Mix the apple juice, water, soy sauce, and apple cider in a pot on the stove. Turn the heat on to medium. Add in garlic and ginger. Mix cornstarch into cold water and dissolve completely. Then add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil and allow to thicken. Once it has become as thick as you would like it to be, then add in the chicken. Turn the sauce down to low until you are ready to serve it.
What to Serve it With:
We really enjoy eating our bourbon chicken over fried rice. I also really like to steam vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and sugar snaps.
This makes for a really good sandwich as well. You can put the bourbon chicken on a roll and add cheese and tomatoes.
This is one of my favorite ways to make chicken. It is a sweet dish; one that I actually like. I do not generally enjoy sweet dishes, but bourbon chicken is a great thing to add to your cuisine.