Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Chinese Bourbon Chicken

Chinese Bourbon Chicken

For this chicken recipe I should really thank my sons. They first had this dish at a Chinese friends place and came back with the recipe written on the back of a old Birthday card !!  I was surprised at first, then went on to cook the dish. After my sons sampled my cooking they declared it to be better than what they had before. So I wanted to find out how the dish actually tested and went to one of the most famous Chinese food joint and ordered for a dish. I was even more surprised to find actually my version tested better. If you people have tasted Chicken Bourbon elsewhere, now it's your turn to cook my version and find out, which tastes better. By the way, don't forget to let me know.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time      :  30 minutes
Difficulty              :  Very Easy
Serves                  :   4 - 6

Ingredients :

  • 1 kilo boneless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 -2 tablespoon Olive Oil (use a regular olive oil, no need to cook with expensive Extra Virgin) 
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger, grated 
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Apple Juice
  • 1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce


    Method :

      1) Heat oil in a large wok over medium -high flame.
      2) Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Do not put all the chicken pieces together. Then they will get braised and will not become browned. Put them in batches, with ample space for them to get browned.
      3) Remove chicken once they are browned on a plate and set aside.
      4)  Do not pour the oil. In the same oil add remaining ingredients, First put in the aromatics, i.e. ginger and garlic and saute for a minute and then add the liquid and the sauces. Heat until well mixed and dissolved.
      5) Once the sauce starts to bubble, add chicken and bring to a hard boil.
      6) Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.  
      7) Check the seasoning and adjust if required. Check if the chicken is properly cooked. Now pour in a beautiful bowl and serve over hot with rice or noodles.
      8) Before serving you can decorate it with finely chopped Green Onions or Coriander sprigs, even with sliced Red Chilies. 

    No comments:

    Post a Comment