Hailing from that legendary street of the same name in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, bourbon chicken is a show-stopper of a dish, with its sensational fusion of Cajun, Asian and Kentucky flavors. It's not the shortest list of ingredients, but the actual preparation time is mere minutes.
Chicken thighs usually have a slightly more interesting texture and flavor than the breast, but feel free to use what you have. If you prefer the added flavor that comes from using bone-in thighs, then all the better! Whatever you choose, coming home to the aroma of bourbon chicken? That, my friends, that is a good day.
Something green and bitter is a good contrast to the rich, sweet and spicy sauce, and quickly stir-fried Chinese cabbage would work well as an accompaniment. If you do have leftovers, then the cold chicken would make a really good salad alongside some cooling cucumber and cold noodles with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
In fact, it's almost worth making extra for!
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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