Bourbon Chicken in the Crock Pot (video)

This delicious Bourbon Chicken recipe is one of our favorites! This is great to come home to on a chilly day and is perfect served over rice!

Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken is easy and delicious! Tender juicy chicken is cooked in a rich bourbon ginger sauce for a delicious meal.    We love this Crock Pot meal served over rice with a side of steamed broccoli.

This delicious Bourbon Chicken recipe is one of our favorites! The marinade creates the perfect sauce and is delicious served over rice!

Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken 

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I’ve read that Bourbon Chicken got it’s name because it was supposedly created by a Chinese cook who worked in a restaurant on Bourbon Street.  Regardless of the name or how it came to be, this dish is absolutely delicious! This recipe creates a sweet and tender chicken that is perfect served over rice and it’s easy to make at home in the slow cooker!

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This delicious Bourbon Chicken recipe is one of our favorites! The marinade creates the perfect sauce and is delicious served over rice!

The marinade for this Bourbon Chicken recipe takes just a few minutes of prep the marinade and then it simmers in the slow cooker all day!  The result is insanely tender chicken with a sweet Asian inspired sauce and lots of flavor!  We serve this over rice to soak up all of the delicious sauce!

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Note:  All recipes on SpendWithPennies.com are tested and retested. This recipe has been slightly updated from the original simplifying the cooking method.

A few notes about this recipe…  this dish is sweet as Bourbon chicken is a sweet dish (similar to sweet and sour).  Do not use light soy sauce, the results and flavor are not the same.  Chicken thighs are best in this recipe as they won’t dry out like slow cooked chicken breasts sometimes do!


Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken

Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken is easy and delicious! Tender juicy chicken is cooked in a rich bourbon ginger sauce for a delicious meal.    We love this Crock Pot meal served over rice with a side of steamed broccoli.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (or more to taste)

Sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Place chicken in slow cooker, pour sauce over top. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or on high 3 hours.
  3. Remove chicken and chop into bite sized pieces and cover to keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 3 tablespoons water with cornstarch. Turn slow cooker up to high. Whisk cornstarch slurry into the sauce. Cover and allow to thicken, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes). Stir chicken back into the sauce and add in green onions.
  5. Serve over rice.

Notes:

This recipe is best made with regular (not light) soy sauce.

The sauce can also be thickened on the stove top. Create the slurry as above and whisk over medium heat until thickened. Return to slow cooker with chicken and stir in green onions.

 

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