Easy, flavorful and quick this Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken takes all the flavors of your favorite takeout meal and lets you make it conveniently at home!
We love takeout probably more than the average human being should. We would get it all the time if we could, but you know me, I like to have a home cooked meal more often than not.
Over the last few years I’ve been compiling copycat recipes of my favorite takeout foods so I no longer have to break the bank when I’m craving something and this Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken recipe is one of our favorite.
Now if you don’t own an instant pot, I highly recommend going to get one. They are one of our life saving kitchen gadgets that we cannot live without. They are perfect for quick weeknight dinners when you’re short on time.
There are so so so many different recipes that you can make in the instant pot that seriously, its crazy. And its one of those gadgets where you can just dump and go and let the machine do the work for you. I mean hello one pot delicious meal.
This Bourbon Chicken is full of flavors, but the kicker is that it’s not actually made with bourbon! I bet you didn’t know that. The name actually comes from the location that the recipe itself originated and that was on bourbon street. So hence the name bourbon, but without bourbon.
I’m sure there are some recipes out there that you will find that actually does have bourbon in them, but this one does not. The flavors are a sweet and spicy mixture that really play well together. It is delicious served over rice or noodles or both.
The sauce that this chicken is in is a mixture or apple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and a few others. If those don’t already sound delicious together then I’m sorry this recipe is NOT for you!
I make this recipe also as Bourbon Shrimp that is really popular in our household when we are feeling like having a seafood night. My kids especially like that one because they are really big on seafood whereas I am not.
This easy Bourbon Chicken recipe is seriously simple and quick to make. If you want to satisfy your takeout craving you need to add this recipe to you list! Trust me, it will be one of those recipes that you will keep wanting to make over and over again!
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Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken
- 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1-2" pieces
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp ginger fresh or ground
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbs ketchup
- 1 Tbs cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbs cornstarch
- 2 Tbs cold water
- In instant pot add your chicken followed by garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, water and soy sauce.
- Stir to combine.
- Place lid on instant pot and seal.
- Place on manual setting for 5 minutes.
- Once done do a quick pressure release.
- Remove chicken from instant pot.
- Turn your instant pot to saute mode.
- In small bowl whisk together your cornstarch and cold water and whisk into sauce in bottom of instant pot until thickened.
- Stir chicken back in to coat.
- Serve over rice or noodles.
PIN IT FOR LATER!