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Bourbon Chicken

A homemade version of the Mall Bourbon Chicken!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: bourbon chicken, mall chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Marianne


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs sliced into very thin strips
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil


  • Add the 1.5 lb of thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken thigh strips to a hot pan with 2 Tablespoons of toasted sesame oil. Cook for 3 minutes, flip the chicken, and cook until chicken is cooked through - 4 to 5 more minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce. Stir the 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch into 2 cups of water until there are no lumps remaining and they are fully combined. Bring to a boil: ½ cup soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons bourbon, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ cup honey, and the 2 cups of water with the cornstarch in it. Boil for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens.
  • Drain the chicken of the juice it produced while cooking, and stir it into the sauce. Serve with white rice, sauteed cabbage, and fresh bean sprouts.