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Cajun Bourbon Chicken


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Description

Note: if you prefer not to fry the chicken omit the cornstarch batter and saute the chicken in olive oil.


Ingredients

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  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch

For the Bourbon Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger or 2 teaspoons dry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with equal amounts of water
  • green onions to garnish
  • hot rice to serve

Instructions

  1. Mix all chicken ingredients except cornstarch and olive oil.
  2. Marinate for about 1 hour or overnight if desired.
  3. Remove from fridge and let come to room temperature.
  4. Heat about 4 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat.
  5. Toss chicken in cornstarch in batches, remove excess cornstarch, and fry for about 3 minutes per side.
  6. Place chicken on a napkin to drain, repeat until all chicken is fried.

For the Sauce:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a sauce pot, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

To Assemble:

  1. Remove grease from chicken pot, add chicken and sauce, mix well.
  2. Cook about 5 minutes more.
  3. Serve over hot rice, garnished with green onions.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4