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Bourbon Chicken

Friday, February 08, 2013

We're saluting Chinese New Year with our Test Kitchen's version of a Chinese restaurant take-out favorite, these scrumptious Bourbon Chicken Bites. Of course, don't wait for a holiday to enjoy this easy chicken recipe that suits anytime at all!

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 25 min

What You'll Need:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • What To Do:

  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, cornstarch, garlic powder, ground red pepper, and salt; toss to coat well.
     
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add coated chicken in batches and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden and no pink remains, stirring frequently.
     
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring jelly, soy sauce, and bourbon to a boil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until jelly has melted, stirring constantly. Add chicken and toss to coat. Serve hot.
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