Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bourbon Street Chicken

As this was pointed out to me, this recipe is completely Bourbon free... I am guessing there is some famous restaurant on Bourbon Street (if I were to guess I would say down south) somewhere that served this dish... needless to say it is so easy and SO GOOD! Lil has named it Apple Chicken since it has apple juice and apple cider vinegar in it.

Bourbon Street Chicken

2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbs. oil (for frying)
4 Tbs. cornstarch

1 garlic clove (minced)
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, and lightly dust with cornstarch. I used a gallon ziplock baggie. Just toss chicken and cornstarch together. Heat oil in your wok or frying pan and fry chicken until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

In a separate bowl combine all sauce ingredients (I chose to NOT add the red pepper flakes since my kids are anti-spice... Oh who am I kidding- I don't like spice either). Pour into wok or frying pan and bring to a boil. Add chicken back to the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve over rice!


Cairns said...

Last night I was desperately trying to come up with an idea for dinner and I came across this. It was so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Lila said...

thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I needed something a few weeks ago and this turned out great.