A quick whiskey chicken that has so many uses, whether by itself, over rice, or in pasta. A great dinner or lunch meal. Again it's best to BBQ the chicken, and you can remove the garlic cloves if desired; they are only there to infuse flavor into the sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

  • Cook the chicken thighs until no longer pink in the center and somewhat charred on the outside, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Let chicken cool until able to handle easily, cut into strips, and put into a large glass bowl.

  • Stir pineapple juice, bourbon whiskey, soy sauce, garlic cloves, brown sugar, and black pepper together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir until the sugar dissolves, bring to a simmer, and cook until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • While the sauce simmers, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Saute mushrooms in hot butter until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir into the simmering sauce.

  • Pour the mushrooms and sauce over the chicken strips and toss to coat.

Cook's Notes:

Try apple juice instead of pineapple for a less-sweet version.

For a thicker sauce, whisk 1/4 cup water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch together and stir into the sauce while it simmers.

Editor's Note:

YYou can also broil the chicken thighs. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Lightly grease a roasting pan or sheet pan; arrange chicken in pan and broil, turning once, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the largest thigh should reach at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; 17.1 g total fat; 98 mg cholesterol; 424 mg sodium. 10.1 g carbohydrates; 26.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2017
I rearranged the steps with making the pineapple/soy/whiskey sauce first. Then sliced each thigh with an X and placed in a plastic bag with the marinade and let sit for 6hr. or so in the refrigerator. Then while grilling it I heated up the marinade with adding a little more pineapple and whiskey and let it reduce for about 10-15 min on med high then basted the chicken with it while cooking on the grill. Served with rice and corn on the cob and salad. My family loved it. Thanks for the recipe to use from. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2017
I rearranged the steps with making the pineapple/soy/whiskey sauce first. Then sliced each thigh with an X and placed in a plastic bag with the marinade and let sit for 6hr. or so in the refrigerator. Then while grilling it I heated up the marinade with adding a little more pineapple and whiskey and let it reduce for about 10-15 min on med high then basted the chicken with it while cooking on the grill. Served with rice and corn on the cob and salad. My family loved it. Thanks for the recipe to use from. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2014
WOW! Made this exactly as receipe called for. We used Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey for the bourbon whiskey. We made rice and grilled veggies (a blend of green peppers onions carrots & brussel sprouts)to go with the.chicken. We ended up making it layered with rice then veggies and topped with chicken and sauce. It was so delicious and surpassed my expectations. It was so light tasting for a summer day. I also think it would be an easy.dish to make.while out camping as well! Will DEFINITELY do this again and will recommend to.my friends! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2015
I was trying to replicate a sweet whiskey sauce that a local restaurant uses for their chicken sandwich. I found this recipe and thought it might be close. There are a few things I did differently. I marinated the chicken for a while before grilling. I added extra brown sugar and also honey. I also ditched the mushrooms in favor of onions since onions seemed more appropriate for a sweet dish than mushrooms. The result didn't quite turn out like what I was trying for but it was still very good for a first attempt. Next time I will try to make it sweeter and I will use less pepper. I like spicy foods but there are plenty of other sweet and spicy chicken recipes out there and I wasn't expecting spicy with this one. One note on preparation: Since I marinated the chicken I obviously had the liquid ready before grilling. I recommend doing it this way to cut down on overall cooking time. Get the sauce simmering before the chicken even goes on the grill otherwise it will take even longer than the 45 minutes this recipe indicates. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2017
I rearranged the steps with making the pineapple/soy/whiskey sauce first. Then sliced each thigh with an X and placed in a plastic bag with the marinade and let sit for 6hr. or so in the refrigerator. Then while grilling it I heated up the marinade with adding a little more pineapple and whiskey and let it reduce for about 10-15 min on med high then basted the chicken with it while cooking on the grill. Served with rice and corn on the cob and salad. My family loved it. Thanks for the recipe to use from. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
Phenomenal and so easy. I didn t have pineapple juice so I used 1 1/2 cups of orange juice plus one fresh lemon squeezed in. This was a hit!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2014
GREAT taste! Made this last night with a few substitutions. Didn't have pineapple or apple juice so used white cranberry juice and the new Apple Crown. Everyone loved it! My wife who doesn't like mushrooms ate several of them. Apparently the thicker mushrooms have a better taste/texture for her. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2017
Will make this again. Instead of all pineapple juice i used 1/2 cup pineapple and 1/2 cup honey. Did not add the brown sugar. I had rotisserie chicken which i used in place of the chicken thighs. I had Dewar's honey whiskey which i used. My husband really enjoyed this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
We made this exactly as the recipe said we loved it and will make it again very soon! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2016
I will give this a solid four stars. I did not have fresh mushrooms available so I used canned. Better than no 'shrooms! Next time we will definitely serve this over hot rice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2018
Added it to the family favourites. Read More