Bourbon Chicken


I’ve made this twice this week, mainly because I’m moving and it’s all I had available, but also because it’s totally that good.

You’ll need:

  • Chicken breast, trimmed, cubed
  • Olive oil
  • water, 1/4-1/3 cup
  • soy sauce, 1/3 cup
  • apple juice, 1/3 cup
  • brown sugar, 1/4 cup
  • ketchup, 2 tbsp
  • rice vinegar, 1 tpsb
  • ginger, to taste
  • some spice: either cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, to taste
  • flour (optional)


  1. Put on rice (I’ve fallen for this black rice — it’s got a rich nutty flavor)
  2. Cook up the chicken in 1/2-1 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Add: soy sauce, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, rice vinegar. Add 1/4-1/3 c water depending on how strong/thick vs dilute/watery you want your sauce (the original recipes I saw called for water; my second go-through I added none and was fine. Your call)
  4. Heat and mix until the sugar and ketchup go into solution.
  5. Bring it to a boil. Add a healthy shake of ginger (more if you like the flavor) and a dash of heat (more if you like spicy).
  6. Once the entire thing is boiling, reduce the heat and allow to simmer ~20 min.
  7. If thicker sauce is desired, sprinkle w flour (or corn starch) while stirring to thicken.
  8. Serve with rice and vegetable of your choice. Delicious!

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Sev Dragomire is a professional chemical engineer, a legitimate nerd, and a certified terrible person. She has the paperwork to prove all three.
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