Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken

Posted: September 13

Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken is the kind of barbeque other barbeque dreams about at night! The bourbon sauce is rich, tart, tangy, and smoky, with just enough sweetness and spiciness to really make the tender cooked chicken shine. Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken ensures the chicken is at its maximum juiciness and is completely coated in the luscious liquor-infused sauce. This is an easy dinner that delivers BBQ flavor without needing to fire up the grill.


• 1/2 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes • 1/3 cup apple juice • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1/4 cup ketchup • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water, divided • 1/4 cup bourbon • 1/4 cup soy sauce • salt, to taste • pepper to taste • 3 pounds chicken thighs, boneless and skinless • 3 tablespoons cornstarch • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced, plus more to taste


Step 1

Mix the ginger, garlic, chili flakes, apple juice, honey, brown sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of the water, bourbon, soy sauce, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Step 2

Place the chicken in a slow cooker.

Step 3

Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high 3 hours.

Step 5

Remove the chicken and chop it into bite-sized pieces.

Step 6

Cover the chicken to keep it warm and set it aside.

Step 7

Combine 3 tablespoons of the water with the cornstarch.

Step 8

Turn the slow cooker up to high.

Step 9

Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the sauce in the slow cooker.

Step 10

Cover and allow to thicken, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Step 11

Stir the chicken back into the sauce.

Step 12

Add in the green onions.

Step 13

Serve over rice.

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