Bourbon Sauce (with no alcohol)

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This recipe for bourbon sauce (with no alcohol) is an adaptation from a recipe on Blog Chef. I love his site. It’s especially good for oriental food recipes. If you want the original recipe for the Bourbon Chicken you can find it at the link I provided. I just adapted the recipe to make the sauce only.

now, I used the sauce and put it over popcorn chicken that I had in my freezer from Costco. I think this would be good to put over grilled chicken or leftover cooked chicken too. Also, I served this over white rice. I was wondering why the recipe is called Bourbon Chicken. According to Wikipedia, my too hunches were correct.

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First, the recipe is usually made with bourbon whiskey, but no actual bourbon in this recipe. I think that’s where the apple juice comes in to play here. It also was a popular dish originating on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. However, I don’t think the original recipe was served in an oriental style. I have to tell you that the whole family loved this bourbon sauce. It had just the right amount of spice. I couldn’t of handled much more. It had a nice flavor and just the right amount of thickness. You could probably use it in a stir fry also.

Bourbon Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Bourbon Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Bourbon Sauce (with no alcohol)

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  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • ½ cup cold water
  • cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch


  • Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken to sauce and toss. I used about 1 pound of cooked popcorn chicken. Serves 4-6.
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This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in November 2014.

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  3. That sounds like a sauce we would enjoy here! We love making our own asian type sauces for meats and stuff. It looks so yummy!

  4. Ooooooo that sauce just sounds awesome! I am definitely gonna give this one a try, sans the bourbon here too cuz hubs doesn’t do alcohol. Thanks for sharing that … look yummy!!