5-Ingredient Bourbon Chicken Recipe Takes 15 Minutes to Make by 30Seconds Food

5-Ingredient Bourbon Chicken Recipe Takes 15 Minutes to Make

Think the bourbon chicken at your local restaurant is good? Just wait until you try this easy five-ingredient bourbon chicken recipe that takes about 15 minutes to make. No joke! 

The chicken cooks quickly in a skillet before the bourbon sauce is added. The bourbon sauce is a mixture of bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic. That's it. The flavorful sauce coats the juicy chicken pieces and makes this chicken recipe a masterpiece. 

All you need to add when serving this easy bourbon chicken recipe is rice and maybe a fresh vegetable. Dinner is done. This skillet bourbon chicken is a great meal-prep recipe, too. Pack it in your meal-prep containers with some rice or steamed vegetables. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil



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Recipe Notes

  • Try this recipe with cubes of boneless pork instead of chicken.

Here's how to make it:

  1. To make the sauce, combine the bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic. Whisk to combine. Combine the cornstarch and water and stir until smooth. Whisk into the sauce. Set aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken in the hot oil until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the sauce into the skillet and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This looks unbelievably good. I love bourbon chicken!
I am all over this recipe.
Winner, winner chicken dinner. :) Can't wait to give this a try.

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