Bourbon Chicken
45 mins (prep 10, cooking 35)
16 ingredients
3-4 servings
I never was convinced there was bourbon in bourbon chicken. I set up a lab experiment in my little kitchen, sample box of mall bourbon chicken, and my own ingredients, all ready for a Food Network style Throwdown, (without Bobby Flay). I already had a general plan for what I thought might be in Bourbon Chicken, and then I went to work, chopping, mixing, cooking, tasting, tasting, tasting, and I feel confident I got this done. Side by side taste tests get a thumbs up for my recipe. Note: I used some low calorie ingredients in mine, and if you choose to use full calorie options, be careful not to burn or over sweeten your sauce. You can get ketjap manis in oriental grocery stores. Don't substitute regular soy sauce for it- the flavor and texture is totally different. Or you could try making Ketjap Manis, reduced to the thickness of honey. I think the ketjap manis I used must have given it the reddish color, although I hadn't noticed that using it before. Maybe it was the cherry coke? The color won't really matter so don't worry about it.

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Serving Size (102.82 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 153.21 Calories from Fat 108.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.1g 55.85%
Saturated Fat 7.62g 114.36%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 31.8mg 31.8%
Sodium 782.08mg 97.76%
Total Carbohydrate 11.98g 11.98%
Dietary Fiber 1.04 g 12.43%
Sugars 10.19 g %
Protein 0.63g 3.79%
Vitamin A 399.33IU% Vitamin C 2.78mg%
Calcium 13.88mg% Iron 0.26mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boneless skinless chicken thighs, splenda brown sugar blend, ground ginger, liquid smoke