Yield: serves 6

Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

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


  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup Bourbon
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. In a large slow cooker, 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!


  • Serving suggestions: Try this bourbon chicken on a simple bed of white or brown rice. It's also delicious in lettuce wraps!
  • Storing: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. It reheats well in the microwave or simmered for a few minutes on the stove.
  • Serve diced or shredded: Slow cooked chicken shreds easily with two forks. This chicken can also be served diced if preferred!
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 184mgSodium: 950mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 38g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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