Bourbon Chicken: Skillet Freezer Meal

Bourbon Chicken: Skillet Freezer Meal

When we went to Louisiana last year, I feel in LOVE with Bourbon Chicken- the syrup-y sweet taste is just too good to pass up, so rarely do I resist that urge! Heaped over rice with a little—-okay a lot of extra sauce to make it even better. Guess what? It makes an amazing freezer meal -perfect for our Freezer Skillet Meal series, all you need to do is add rice and you have a tasty dinner in less than 20 minutes! Sweet, syrupy, tender, and full of all the flavor that the fast food joints offer and you can keep your pajamas on. I have given you two options for cooking- either pre cook and then finish off in skillet to heat or bake it through once thawed.

1 ½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½ cup bourbon
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup water
½-¾ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup soy sauce
½ tsp. ginger
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 garlic clove, crushed
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

To Prep:

  • Chop chicken breasts into small bite sized pieces- no bigger than 1”x1”
  • Place all ingredients in a gallon ziplock bag, press flat.
  • Now if you wanted to cook this in a skillet on the stove top you would need to precook the chicken, cool it, dice, add remaining ingredients, and just heat through in a skillet once thawed. However I did not want to cook more than once so for this recipe I prepared raw and will follow the directions below.

To Cook:

  • Thaw bag contents.
  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Place thawed ingredients in a large oven safe skillet (a baking sheet or large cake pan will work as well) bake for 1 – ½ hours, basting frequently with juice in pan.
  • Serve over rice or Asian noodles, enjoy!
  • Elle K.W. says:

    This meal was the the BIG “B” om little ‘b’..thanks so much…finally a bourbon skillet recipe thats fast and easy for this lil granny…

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