So it turns out that I had Bourbon Chicken planned for the night of the Superbowl. Coincidence? Nah, a gift from the blogging gods. I think this is supposed to be a take off of a Chinese dish but were going to pretend it’s Bourbon Street Chicken for this post.

I slow cooked it because I’ve recently found myself with no time for cooking, baking, blogging etc. and the chicken turned out so tender. I just love chicken done in the crockpot. The sauce was a bit on the sweet side so I’ve changed the recipe to make it not-so-sweet but you still may have to play around with it. I found some parsley and crushed red pepper flakes sprinkled on top really helped counteract the sweet and make it extra delicious, of course.

Bourbon Chicken

Ingredients

2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Put chicken in bottom of large slow cooker. Cover with other ingredients. Let cook 6 - 8 hours on low; remove chicken and shred or cut into chunks. Return to slow cooker and stir to combine. Serve over rice with more crushed red pepper flakes on top.
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