Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken

This Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken recipe has a sweet, tangy glaze and must be put on your dinner menu soon!

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This Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken recipe has a sweet, tangy glaze and must be put on your dinner menu soon!

My husband says that having girls is like throwing money out the window. Especially when they are all teenage girls.

One trip to the mall can cost a ridiculous amount of money in clothes, shoes and accessories.

But, no trip to the mall is complete without a plate of Bourbon Chicken from the food court. It’s one of our favorite things to indulge on, after throwing money out the window, of course.

This Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken recipe has a sweet, tangy glaze and must be put on your dinner menu soon!

When I saw this recipe for Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken from my friend Holly (at Spend with Pennies) I knew I had to try it! I love that it’s made in the crockpot! Which as I have said before is my family’s lifesaver during the school year.

With all the sports and activities my kids are involved in, it’s nice to have recipes that taste amazing, yet can be served at various times throughout the night. I served our Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken with some rice and a green salad. PERFECT.

A couple of notes about this recipe:

  • Add all the marinade ingredients to the slow cooker before adding the chicken. Whisk it all together. There is no need to dirty a second bowl for this, unless you like washing dishes
  • Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs! Seriously, I love using chicken thighs in slow cooker dishes as the chicken doesn’t dry out like chicken breasts will.
  • When you’re ready to thicken the sauce, be sure to give yourself about 20-30 minutes before serving. In a small glass (or bowl) whisk together the cornstarch and water into a thick paste. Add to the slow cooker and simmer until serving.
  • Add your sliced green onions right before serving for a little pop of color and flavor to this dish! ENJOY!

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Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken

Yield: serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 hours

This Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken recipe has a sweet, tangy glaze and must be put on your dinner menu soon!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2-3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Directions:

  1. In a large slow cooker (I LOVE my NINJA!!), combine the apple juice, Bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, honey, chili flakes, garlic and ginger with a whisk until well blended.
  2. Place chicken in slow cooker, and spoon marinade over the top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. About half hour prior to serving, remove chicken and dice into bite sized pieces (or shred it). In a small glass, or bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until a thick paste. Add it to the marinade in the slow cooker, stirring until combined. Return the chicken to the slow cooker, cover and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes, to allow glaze to thicken.
  4. Before serving, sprinkle with green onions. ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from Spend with Pennies

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This Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken recipe has a sweet, tangy glaze and must be put on your dinner menu soon!

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11 comments on “Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken”

  1. This chicken looks absolutely delicious, I love any excuse to use my slow cooker! I

  2. This would be a great dinner for busy weeknights! It looks so flavorful and delicious!

  3. I would much rather chomp down on this gorgeously decadent, slow cooker Bourbon Chicken than the stuff I find at my mall!

  4. Tara Noland

    This looks truly amazing, a must try recipe. Thank you so much for including a link to our Healthy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken, we love that recipe!!

  5. Ah, I remember those teenage trips to the mall! 🙂 This looks like a great meal for all to enjoy! So good, and perfect for busy families!

  6. Lol, I am heading straight for doom when my girls get older!! Love bourbon chicken and it’s been so long since I’ve had some, I need to fix that right away!!

  7. Jacquelyn Douglas

    Cannot wait to try this! Looks wonderful!

  8. Janie

    It is crock pot season around here again…can’t wait to try this one.

  9. Janie

    It was a hit last night. 5 thumbs up over here!

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