This recipe is my family's favorite. It's sweet and spicy and easy to make.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Saute chicken in a large skillet over medium high heat until cooked through (no longer pink).

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  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, garlic powder, pineapple juice, whiskey, pepper and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved and pour over chicken. Let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until sauce is thickened to taste.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; 1.6 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 983 mg sodium. 24.3 g carbohydrates; 28.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
Although I changed some of the ingredients I still gave it a 5 b/c my husband was whooping and raving about how good it was. I've spent hours on some recipes and have never gotten this reaction. Here's my variation (only because I didn't have some of the ingredients): Used thighs vs. breasts b/c they absorb flavor better and I'm not particularly fond of breast. Used soy sauce substitution (didn t have soy sauce recipe below). cup honey vs. pineapple juice (didn t have on hand). Tennessee Whiskey would use 2 Tbs next time or cook a little longer to burn off alcohol. 2 Tbs brown sugar maybe a tad more. Seasoned chicken with salt and sautéed adding a small sliced onion halfway through and cooking until chicken was no longer pink and onion soft. Added a chopped carrot and sauce mixture and brought it to a boil. Turned off heat and let it sit for 30 min (almost like a marinade) because I was waiting for hubby to get home. Cooked for 15 minutes and added cornstarch to thicken. Served over mashed potatoes - loved it! and better yet hubby loved it SOY SAUCE SUBSTITUTE 1 1/2 c. boiling water 4 tbsp. low sodium beef bouillon Pinch pepper 1 tbsp. dark molasses 4 tbsp. cider vinegar 1 tsp. sesame seed oil Combine all ingredients in a bowl stirring to blend thoroughly. Pour into jars. Cover and seal tightly. May be refrigerated indefinitely. Shake well before using. Makes 2 cups sauce Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2003
This was pretty good. It has potential. I am going to try it again but add some fresh vegetables like brocoli red bell pepper and onion. I served it over rice. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
Although I changed some of the ingredients I still gave it a 5 b/c my husband was whooping and raving about how good it was. I've spent hours on some recipes and have never gotten this reaction. Here's my variation (only because I didn't have some of the ingredients): Used thighs vs. breasts b/c they absorb flavor better and I'm not particularly fond of breast. Used soy sauce substitution (didn t have soy sauce recipe below). cup honey vs. pineapple juice (didn t have on hand). Tennessee Whiskey would use 2 Tbs next time or cook a little longer to burn off alcohol. 2 Tbs brown sugar maybe a tad more. Seasoned chicken with salt and sautéed adding a small sliced onion halfway through and cooking until chicken was no longer pink and onion soft. Added a chopped carrot and sauce mixture and brought it to a boil. Turned off heat and let it sit for 30 min (almost like a marinade) because I was waiting for hubby to get home. Cooked for 15 minutes and added cornstarch to thicken. Served over mashed potatoes - loved it! and better yet hubby loved it SOY SAUCE SUBSTITUTE 1 1/2 c. boiling water 4 tbsp. low sodium beef bouillon Pinch pepper 1 tbsp. dark molasses 4 tbsp. cider vinegar 1 tsp. sesame seed oil Combine all ingredients in a bowl stirring to blend thoroughly. Pour into jars. Cover and seal tightly. May be refrigerated indefinitely. Shake well before using. Makes 2 cups sauce Read More
(28)
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2003
This was pretty good. It has potential. I am going to try it again but add some fresh vegetables like brocoli red bell pepper and onion. I served it over rice. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
Although I changed some of the ingredients I still gave it a 5 b/c my husband was whooping and raving about how good it was. I've spent hours on some recipes and have never gotten this reaction. Here's my variation (only because I didn't have some of the ingredients): Used thighs vs. breasts b/c they absorb flavor better and I'm not particularly fond of breast. Used soy sauce substitution (didn t have soy sauce recipe below). cup honey vs. pineapple juice (didn t have on hand). Tennessee Whiskey would use 2 Tbs next time or cook a little longer to burn off alcohol. 2 Tbs brown sugar maybe a tad more. Seasoned chicken with salt and sautéed adding a small sliced onion halfway through and cooking until chicken was no longer pink and onion soft. Added a chopped carrot and sauce mixture and brought it to a boil. Turned off heat and let it sit for 30 min (almost like a marinade) because I was waiting for hubby to get home. Cooked for 15 minutes and added cornstarch to thicken. Served over mashed potatoes - loved it! and better yet hubby loved it SOY SAUCE SUBSTITUTE 1 1/2 c. boiling water 4 tbsp. low sodium beef bouillon Pinch pepper 1 tbsp. dark molasses 4 tbsp. cider vinegar 1 tsp. sesame seed oil Combine all ingredients in a bowl stirring to blend thoroughly. Pour into jars. Cover and seal tightly. May be refrigerated indefinitely. Shake well before using. Makes 2 cups sauce Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
I agree with MOLSON7 on this one all the way! I have to admit when I first put it together and "taste tested" it my reaction was less then impressed.... then I served it over rice and as I made my way through it it seemed to get better and better... almost like an "acquired taste" sort of thing. I personally added a tablespoon of cornstarch to the "broth" to thicken it a bit. I will be making this one again but think it can be much improved upon by using chunked pineapple in heavy syrup along with red and green bell peppers cut in strips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
I like that you can throw this together at the last minute no marinating. Next time I would cut the pineapple juice in half add one more tbls of bourbon and I had to add one tbls of cornstarch to get the sauce to thicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
As a busy college student I greatly appreciated a recipe that was this quick easy and delicious. After taking the chicken out of the pan add a touch of cornstarch to the sauce to thicken then cover the chicken and serve with rice. Very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
I thought this was a really great recipe. My Mom Dad and I all loved it. It was easy to make and very tasty! I served it with green beans salad rolls and mashed potatoes (with the sauce as the gravy for the potatoes). It was a good meal and I will definitely make it again. I say to try it and experiment with it to your taste (more pepper or bourbon etc.) With a jazzy Harry Connick CD playing in the background you'll feel like you're eating on Bourbon Street. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2007
We thought this dish was fabulous. Added a few more seasonings including ginger and added broccoli to the chicken. Served it over orzo pasta. Thanks so much Jamie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2008
This turned out well although I changed the baking method. I cooked my chicken on a griddle in some EVOO just to get it browned up and then transferred to a 13x9 pan. I stirred about 2 Tbsp. cornstarch into the sauce mixture and poured this over the chicken and baked it at 350 until the chicken was cooked through about 30 minutes. The sauce thickened up nicely in the oven. You can definitely pick up the whiskey flavor a bit but it was not too overpowering even for the kids. served with mashed potatoes and peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
I love serving this to my family. Everyone loves it and it's a welcome change from plain old chicken. Read More
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