Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bourbon Street Crack Chicken - Crockpot Style

Bourbon Street Crack Chicken - Crockpot Style

Okay, let me explain this recipe and its title! Louisiana has a street called 'Bourbon Street' and that is where a recipe called 'Bourbon Street Chicken' was born. The Louisiana recipe contains bourbon whiskey.

Then there is a recipe that's been passed around Pinterest called 'Bourbon Crack Chicken -Crockpot Style', which is similar to 'Bourbon Chicken' from Chinese restaurants.

Well, I wanted to make a combo of the two because if I'm going to make a recipe called 'Bourbon Chicken' it should contain bourbon! I tried to ask why there was no bourbon in the recipe from Pinterest, but that food blog isn't accepting comments on that recipe! I even tried to get answers on other Bourbon Chicken recipes, but didn't get any responses! I hate when that happens! But I love this recipe because you just throw everything into the crockpot and in 4-6 hours it's done!

So here is my version of Bourbon Street/Bourbon Crack Chicken...


Bourbon Street Crack Chicken - Crockpot Style
Bourbon Street Crack Chicken - Crockpot Style

INGREDIENTS:
2-3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2 tbls. cornstarch
2 tbls. extra virgin olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp. ground ginger or more if you like a stronger ginger flavor
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper - or more if you like it spicy
2 tbls. applesauce, sweetened or not
1/4 cup bourbon or whiskey
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tbls. ketchup
1 tbls. cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup lite soy sauce

DIRECTIONS:
Whisk all ingredients into a crockpot. Add chicken and coat with mixture.
Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
Serve over rice.





 





84 comments:

  1. YUM! This looks delicious and my family will love it. I have pinned and will make it soon - I may even use pork shoulder instead of chicken depending on what I have on hand!

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    1. Lillian hello,

      I just have a quick question, should you cook the chicken in the oven first than place in crockpot or just put it in raw the ingredients?

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    2. Hi Lauren! Nope, just put the chicken in the crockpot raw. Let me know how you liked it! Thanks! =D

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  3. This looks like it would be good served on a bun. Have you tried that?

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    1. No I haven't but you are right, it would be great that way!

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    1. This is about 4-6 servings if served with rice. =)

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  5. WOW!! This sounds delish!! Love your blog!!

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    1. Thank you so very much! It's lovely comments like yours that helps me to keep posting! I truly appreciate it! =D

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  6. About how many tsp/tbs crushed garlic does that come out to? I have already crushed garlic in a jar and don't want to have to go out and buy garlic cloves. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Alisha! I'm not a fan of jarred garlic and I'm not sure how small the pieces in the jar are, but I would think that a heaping tsp. should be fine! Thanks for checking it out! =D

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    2. A lot of times the label on the jar will give an equivalent measurement. I want to say the last time I looked it was 1/4 tsp = 1 clove of garlic, but don't quote me on that. Best of luck!

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    3. http://www.foodsubs.com/

      I'm going to try this one today!

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  7. I love trying new recipes as well & have not taken photos of the ones I have tried. I did not need another site to visit but I can't resist yours having come over from facebook. Looking forward to joining you on your journey.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! You made my day with your sweet comment! I truly appreciate that! Stop in anytime! =D

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  8. I was told about this page not too long ago by some some people, and I have to say, I'm not sure how I didn't notice it sooner. Some of the recipes I've seen so far look delicious :)

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    1. Thank you so much Denys! Well, I'm so glad you found my page now! I hope you will check it out often! =D

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  9. Wow! I will try this soon! Thank you for your recipe! Post more soon:)

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the sweet comments! =D

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  10. Random question; any idea on calorie count? My hubby is trying to lose weight per doctor's orders, while I am preggo and am gaining (probably whatever he loses, lol!) :)
    If not, no worries, thanks and this looks awesome.

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    1. Hi Tara! I'm not sure about the calories! I'm guessing it's going to be high because of all the sweet ingredients. I know that there are websites where you can post the ingredients for a recipe and it will calculate the calories for you! You could probably find those sites on Google. Congrats on your future bundle of joy! =D

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  11. I was wondering.... does the whiskey cook off? I have a child and I don't want her to eat it with the whiskey... Thank you.

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    1. Hi Victoria! That's a good question! Yes, alcohol cooks off very quickly when heated, so it won't be a problem to serve this to children! =)

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  12. what's the red sauce on top

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  13. my wife is making it now cant wait till its done was wondering if the sauce is part of the chicken or like sweet and sour sauce...

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    1. The sauce is made from the ingredients listed, but its not very sour. It's more on the sweet side. Like a really good barbecue sauce. I hope you like it! =D

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  14. Do you have the nutritional information on this recipe?

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    1. No, sorry I don't. But there are free websites that will give you that info when you add the ingredients into their format. You can search it on Google to find the sites. =)

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    2. Check out this site I just found! Perfect for what you're looking for! http://blog.saymmm.com/post/11697370225/get-nutritional-information-for-any-recipe

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  15. Great recipe, thank you so much.

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    1. And thank you so much for checking it out and commenting! =D

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    2. How long on low/simmer in heavy pot on the stove top? I don't have a slow cooker!

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    3. Hi Linda! I would say at a low simmer with a tight fitting lid, you should let it cook for 3-4 hours. Then check it to see that the chicken is so tender that it shreds easily. If not, let it cook until it does. I've never made this on the stove top but with other recipes that I've converted from slow cooker to stove top, it seems the lowest cooking time, for the recipe, on a low simmer, always works. Please let me know how you liked it! Thanks! =D

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  16. OK, I'm cooking for 10 grown men at hunting camp and your recipe looks to be right up our ally. Keep in mind I'm not a qualified chef by any means. Can I just double all the ingredients and expect to be able to feed 10 men? If not, please help.

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    1. Yes, this recipe can be doubled but I'm not sure that would be enough for 10 grown men unless you serving it with rice(3 cups uncooked = 12 servings)and some side dishes. Maybe some bread and a salad would help satisfy their appetite along with this chicken recipe! I hope that helps! =D

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  17. This is one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had! You're right about the bourbon - it wouldn't be the same without it.
    You have a beautiful blog here - I have seen many and this is the nicest I've seen! You are obviously very passionate about what you do and it shows - isn't it wonderful that you can do something that you love doing?
    Keep up the FABULOUS work!

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    1. Wow...what a lovely comment! That means so much to me! It is comments like yours that really help me to keep posting! Thank you so much for trying the recipe and for taking the time to write such a beautiful reply! It is so very appreciated! =D

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  18. Instead of using chicken breast. I used a Boston Butt..I also added a small onion along with some crush red pepper flakes. This recipe is definitely a family favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh, I love the idea of using pork! Thank you so much for mentioning that Lisa! I'm so glad you liked this! =D

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  19. How does it come out so dark Colored. mine is a way lighter :(

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    1. The dark color is from the whiskey, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar and cider vinegar. Are you sure you didn't forget one or more ingredients? How did it taste? I hope you liked it as much as we do! =D

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  20. I am dying to try this recipe using Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey! Definitely on next week's menu ;)

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    1. I'm glad you're going to try it Laurie! Please let me know how you liked it! Thanks! =D

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  21. Kinda new at cooking. Do you get the bourbon from a liquor store?

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    1. Yes, you will find the bourbon in any liquor store. And it doesn't need to be an expensive brand. Any bourbon would be fine. I hope you'll try this and come back to let me know! Thanks! =D

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  22. is there a substitute for the bourbon / whisky or can that be left out ?

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    1. It will taste different without the bourbon, but you can sub chicken broth for the bourbon to make up the difference for the liquid. Please let me know how you liked it when you try it! Thanks! =D

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  23. Making this for a work pot luck. It smells delicious. Hopefully it's a hit!

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    1. Great! Thank you for trying it! Please let me know how you liked it! =D

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  24. Made it this evening. It was delicious! Thanks.

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Thank you so much for letting me know...that is always very appreciated! =D

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  25. Made it for dinner tonight. It was delicious. My family loved it. I have added it to my favorites meals list. Thanks.

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  26. Made this yesterday using frozen chicken breasts and since I didn't have bourbon I substituted a half can of beer.
    I put it together on the morning and it was ready when we got home from work. Hubby and I devoured it when we got home from work. His comment was that he could eat this every night! Thx for postimg!

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    1. Oh!!! I just love the beer idea! I will definitely be trying that next time! I'm so glad you both loved this! Thank you so much for letting me know! =D

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  27. Thanks for letting me try it. I thought it was OK. Think I will keep looking. Wasn't quite what I was looking for.

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    1. I'm so sorry it wasn't what you wanted! But thank you for trying it anyway! =D

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  28. Does it change the taste much if the applesauce is omitted (I was out of it)?

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    1. I never tried it without the applesauce, but I think it would change the flavor. Do you have any fresh apples? If so, add about 1/2 of a peeled, cored apple, diced. That should work also! =D

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  29. Made this tonight with leftover chicken breasts and no applesauce. Very Good!! Hubby liked it too! Will be making it again. Thanks!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that it still tastes great even without the applesauce! Thank you so much for trying it and for letting me know! I always appreciate the feedback! =D

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  30. I have a rotisserie chicken I need to use up, could I use this (already cooked) and just cook for less time?

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    1. Hi Rachael! Yes, that should work fine. I would reduce the time in half. That should be enough time to get the chicken to really soak up the flavor of the sauce and become tender. Please let me know how you liked it! Thanks =D

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  31. I've seen a lot of recipes lately with crack in the title. To what does it refer?

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    1. LOL...yes, I've seen it a lot lately too! It's just a way of conveying to the reader that something is very addicting and will cause you to be hooked instantly! I hope you'll try this recipe and let me know if you think the title is true! =D

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  32. If I don't have applesauce, is there something I can use as a substitute?

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    1. You could add about 1/2 of a fresh apple, peeled, cored and diced fine. Or even just a few tablespoons of apple juice should work also. Please let me know how it works out for you...thanks! =D

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  33. Look divine. I would like to try this definitely.Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much! Please let me know how you like it! =D

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  34. Would I be able to cook this on low for about 9 hours so it would be ready after work?

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    1. I think that would be fine. Does your crock pot have an automatic 'keep warm' setting that it switches to after the cooking time has ended? If so, that would work too! I love that feature on my slow cooker =D

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  35. I'm going to try this recipe next week and will let you know how it turned out. Thanx in advance

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    1. That's great! Yes, please let me know! Thanks! =D

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    1. Hi Angela! I guess you could as long as it skinless...and be careful of the bones because the meat will totally fall of the bones. Please come back to let me know how you liked it! Thanks! =D

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  37. can you use BBQ sauce in place of the ketchup I don't care for it

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    1. Hi Edie! I totally love that idea! I can't see why not! Please let me know how you liked this! Thanks for the idea! =D

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    2. Hi love it tasted great with the BBQ sauce and now another question could you use meat other then chicken like beef or pork

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    3. Hi Edie! I'm so glad the BBQ sauce worked instead of ketchup! I think I'll try that too! I never made this with beef or pork but I think it should work with those also. I especially love the beef idea...maybe nice thinly sliced sirloin? Now you have me thinking I need to try that! Thanks for letting me know how the BBQ sauce worked out. If you try the beef before I do, please come back with your results. =D

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  38. I was thinking the pork cause it falls apart just like the chicken, not sure if the beef would do the same thing but will give it a try and will let you know how it turns out :)

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    1. Oh yes, the beef should fall apart nicely also. I can't wait to hear how it turns out as far as flavor. Thank you so much =D

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  39. Have you ever tried adding veggies to this? I may just do a salad on the side, but I'd really love to get some greenery in there. Since I've never tried this and don't know the flavor, could you tell me if it would work with broccoli, bell peppers, or other veggies? Thanks in advance! :)

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    1. Hi Kristin! Yes, any of those veggies would be a great side dish to this recipe. I hope you let me know how you liked it! Thanks! =D

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