Bourbon Chicken


Bourbon chicken is a popular dish named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans and for the bourbon whiskey ingredient. If you double the recipe, make sure the chicken is still in a single layer. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 45 mins
4 chicken breasts


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • cup bourbon

  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Place chicken breasts in a single layer in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, bourbon, dried minced onion, ginger, and garlic powder in a small bowl until well combined; pour over chicken. Cover the dish and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  4. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven, basting frequently, until chicken is well browned and juices run clear, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

    close up view of Bourbon Chicken served with rice and broccoli on a plate

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
2g Fat
31g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1664mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 437mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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