Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken Recipe

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Happy Valentine's Day! 
 I hope you have something fun planned for today, even if you are single!  My husband works late, which means I don't want to spend all night in the kitchen preparing dinner for myself.  This recipe is perfect if you want a delicious meal but don't want to spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen!
Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken Recipe:
(Serves 4-6)
Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup cornstarch
Directions:
Place chicken breasts in the bottom of slow cooker.  In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, water and soy sauce.  Pour sauce on top of chicken.  Replace lid and cook 6-8 hours on low.  Remove chicken and shred or cut into chunks.  In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup cornstarch with 1/4 cup of sauce from the crock pot.  Whisk together and pour back into the crock pot to thicken the sauce.  Return chicken to the slow cooker and let warm until ready to serve.  Serve over rice and garnish with additional red pepper flakes.
 
(Recipe adapted from Fake Ginger)
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  1. Penny says:

    This sounds delicious and will definitely try it. However, can anyone explain why when using the slow cooker my food has so much liquid. It never looks like the pictures I see.

    • Six Sisters says:

      I found this information on Google. Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Convert the Crock-Pot cooking time for low settings. If a dish requires cooking in a Crock-Pot on the low setting for 4 to 8 hours, it will usually only require 30 to 45 minutes in the regular oven. For items that take 6 to 10 hours in the Crock-Pot on the low setting, plan on cooking in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes.

      Not sure how accurate this is. Be sure to keep an eye on it.

    • Jennifer says:

      I know this is a late reply but… we actually make the exact recipe on the stove top! Saute cubed chicken until done, then pour in the sauce (everything minus the cornstarch). Cook for 20 min or so. Then add cornstarch to thicken and eat over rice.

  2. Pamela Jones says:

    I’ve read the recipe several times and then decided to read the comments. Glad I’m not loosing my mind when I didn’t see bourbon listed. Is the sauce suppose to mimic the bourbon taste?

  3. I wanted to make this today but realized my soy sauce isn’t low sodium. :( will it make a difference if I use that or should I wait until I get low sodium? It looks delicious!

  4. Amanda says:

    Made this yesterday and it was yummy! The whole family enjoyed it (kids 1 ,5 and 10!) This recipe is a keeper!

  5. Andrew Kraus says:

    My wife made this tonight. Started off great. Well written, solid method, tasted during cooking and was pleased. Then the wife added the required amount of corn starch. A 1/4 cup!?!? Totally ruined it. Dish ended up tasting like someone put soap in it. That much corn starch can thicken a gallon of sausage gravy. The best thing would be to leave out the corn starch and let the sauce reduce and thicken naturally.

    • Nolaleblanc says:

      I’m with him on the corn starch. It’s way too much. I went back and double checked the recipe to make sure I didn’t leave anything out. I didn’t. My gut told me not to use all that corn starch. I wish I listened to my gut.

  6. Pam Sanderson says:

    Lol! No bourbon Saw the explanation…a lot could have been avoided by adding the word street after bourbon. I added bourbon anyway! Think outsidethe box

  7. Sharon Nunn says:

    I don’t personally drink it, but I guess if you want the bourbon, you could drink it while you enjoy your meal. :)

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