Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bourbon Chicken




I found this recipe on Tried and True Cooking With Heidi and have been dying to try it. This was absolutely delicious and we will definitely make it again and again. My son kept raving on and on about it. It was a very easy recipe.
To make it a little more diet friendly, I skipped the oil and cornstarch. The apple juice I used Mott's Light. I didn't have cidar vinegar, so I used white vinegar. Still tasted yummy.
For those doing Weight Watchers, without the oil and cornstarch; I used 1 2/3 lbs chicken breasts and Motts light applie juice, it was 24.5 points total for the whole thing.
Ingredients:

2lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, or tenders
oil (for frying)
cornstarch (for dusting, optional)
Sauce:
1 garlic minced clove
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 TBSP ketchup
1 TBSP cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
Directions:
Cut chicken breasts into bit sized pieces, then lightly dust with cornstarch. Heat oil in your wok and fry chicken bits in batches until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients. Pour into pan and bring to a boil. Add chicken bits back to the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
The sauce ingredients
simmering away....

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

WOW! this sounds VERY point friendly!

Heidi said...

I'm so excited that you guys enoyed this dish! Next time I will try it with your healthier changes!

Barbara Bakes said...

I was expecting bourbon in the sauce! It sounds easy and delicious!

kelly said...

it looks yummy. think i might have to try it

Alwayzbakin said...

That looks really yummy! You're doing so good. I need to get back on the wagon. LOL

Sweet and Savory said...

This is tempting and must be tasty. I would like to make it. Thanks for sharing.

Rhi Loggains said...

Hi There! I just tried this tonight with a litte more apple cider vinegar(staple of my diet) and about twice as much ginger(gives that nice ginger-spice burrrrnnnnn) and it was delicious!! I'm really excited to have found this. Trust me, I'll be using it more than once!

Sandy said...

This looks yummy! Have to give it a try!

Donna said...

This sounds like a most fantastic dinner. heidi has some great recipes. Lovely blog! Love your cake below too, sounds delicious!

Nessa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. So glad you enjoyed the muffins!

This recipe looks fantastic!