There is no bourbon here.
Which is to say, bourbon is icky.
I have a borderline obsession with pinterest. As does every second person. Pinterest = good. Done.
A good portion of the new recipes I try out these days come from the fair lady of pinterest (it’s totally a girl, right?). My feed is full of recipes. I see a photo that looks tasty, I click. I scan the ingredients. Looks tasty. Repin. Done.
Bourbon chicken (without the bourbon) caught my eye. Scan the recipe. Looks nice. Repin. Done.
Until then, I’d never heard of it. The 100% accurate gospel that is Wikipedia tells me it’s a Chinese dish named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Sounds feasible and therefore possibly not a dish that’s actually found in China, but meh.
A few weeks ago I finally got around to putting the dish on our meal plan. It ended up being incredibly easy to make and super delicious. Having not tried the ‘original’ dish, I have no clue as to whether it’s a realistic replica, but it had a sweet and sour-esc taste to it.
The bf let me add it to our regular rotation.
Because I only cook for two, I reduced the amount of chicken in the recipe, but I kept the sauce amounts the same, because I like it saucy!
2 small/medium chicken breasts
1 T oil
1 t garlic
1/4 c apple (or pineapple) juice
1/3 c brown sugar
2 T ketchup
1 T apple cider vinegar
1/2 c water
1/3 c soy sauce
1 T cornflour
Hack up the chicken into chunks!
Heat up a frying pan, add the oil and cook the chicken until nice and brown.
In a bowl combine the garlic, juice, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, water, soy sauce and cornflour. STIR! STIR! STIR!
Once your chicken is all nice and brown, add the sauce to the pan and reduce to a simmer. Give it a nice stir so the saucy goodness is covering all the chicken, and then let simmer for about 20 minutes or until your level of thick saucy goodness has been attained. Stir a few times to make it feel loved.
We served it with white rice, but it’d be just as good with brown, or even noodles!
I only wish I’d made more so I could have leftovers for lunch. Sad face.