Bourbon St Chicken
2 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
Black Garlic powder seasoning*
2 TBL olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp ginger*
1/2 tsp lemongrass*
1/4 tsp gochugaru* (if you want it spicy I would use about 3/4 tsp or more, depending on how hot you like things)
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 TBL ketchup
1 TBL cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
*pics of the ingredients I used below
Heat oil in a large skillet.
Season chicken with S&P and Black Garlic powder seasoning. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until lightly browned.
Remove the chicken to a bowl or plate.
Add the remaining ingredients, heating over medium heat until mixed and brown sugar is dissolved.
Add the chicken and whatever juices have collected to the sauce and bring to a hard boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve over rice.
That's the base recipe. Normally I like a thicker sauce but the thinness of this sauce works perfectly with rice. This is also a dish that's easy to play with and make your own. Once you make the sauce you could add some broccoli, snow peas, etc.
"Hey, where's the bourbon?!" This dish was originally named after Bourbon St in New Orleans. It isn't always made with bourbon. I opted not to add it due to my 2 year old, Elora, wanting to eat whatever I eat/cook. Granted the alcohol would be cooked out, it's not really the flavor profile I'm trying to have her acquire a taste for...yet. If you would like to add bourbon to this dish I would suggest adding less water. There are 8 TBL in a half cup so I would maybe go with 2 TBL bourbon, 6 TBL water. If you're looking for a more pronounced bourbon flavor maybe go half and half or even 6 TBL bourbon and 2 TBL water...play with your food, make it your own. I would just suggest keeping the ratio within a 1/2 cup measurement to keep the consistency of the sauce.
You don't have to use these specific ingredients but I wanted to show what I used. The Black Garlic powder I bought on Amazon. The other 3 I found at my grocery store.
"Eat this & B well"