"A "base" recipe for bourbon chicken made right in your crock pot. Many flavors make up the dish, and you can easily adjust the amounts to suit your taste!"
I recently sent out a survey to those who subscribe to the Weekly Eatmail, asking what kind of recipes my most faithful would like to see here at Homemade Hooplah, and I was thrilled by how many people took the time to respond. Seriously, you guys are awesome.
The feedback from the survey was excellent and I feel like I’ve got a real “recipe game plan” to work with for the next few months.
And starting today, I’ve already begun to work my way through that list.
This recipe for bourbon chicken falls right into the cusp of the two most requested choices in the survey. Because not only is it a delicious dinner recipe (which has held the lead in the “meal type” category) but it’s also a crock pot recipe (which was requested numerous times in the comment section of the survey).
You ask, I deliver.
Behold, a crock pot full of chickeny (a word? Who knows, but we’ll go with it) goodness.
And you guys, I totally hear you on the call for more crock pot recipes. I’ve posted a few slow cooker recipes on this site, but in relation to, say, how many parfaits I have posted, I’ve seriously been slacking in the “convenient dinner” realm.
Clearly, I’m not getting near enough use out of my crock pot, which is probably why I’ve found myself eating cereal for dinner more often than I care to admit. Hey, no judging! As some of you may remember, I’ve been busy coding a brand new design for this little food blog. Some nights I can barely keep my eyes open, let alone operate a stove. Or a whisk.
And even if you’re not spending your days coding like nerdy ol’ me, I’m sure you know how to is. Life, in general, is busy and hectic (especially during the summer, amirite?) and crock pots exist to make feeding ourselves that much easier.
So here’s to you, the majestic meal machine that is my much-neglected crock pot.
I expect we’ll be getting to know each other thoroughly in the weeks to come.
And as for how this recipe turned out?
I really liked the taste of the dish – there are a lot of ingredients that come together to make this recipe, which come together to create a nice sharp flavor that pairs perfectly with a bed of warm rice.
However, using all of these flavors also means you can get creative in the kitchen and adjust the dish to our liking. Which, of course, I highly encourage. I tend to post recipes that offer a great “base” for your cooking experience, making it so you can easily adjust the dish and turn it into your very own.
Really like soy sauce and want to taste it in the dish? Go ahead and add more of it.
Love that sweet and spicy tang of ginger? Or maybe the potent presence of garlic? Feel free to toss a bit more into the pot.
Because no matter what you pick, there is enough going on in this recipe that it will still taste amazing.
So go ahead, have fun with it!
And I’d love to hear about any adjustments you make in the comments!
Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken
- 3 lb chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 1/4 cup green onion chopped, plus more for garnish (optional)
- 1/4 tsp ginger fresh and grated
- 3 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup apple juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 pinch salt to taste
- 1 pinch pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, add all ingredients (except chicken) and whisk together until combined. Feel free to experiment or adjust the flavors to your liking.
Place cut chicken into the bottom of a crock pot. Pour mixed ingredients on top.
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3 hours.
Serve immediately with more chopped green onion for garnish (optional).