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Watch how to make slow cooker bourbon chicken

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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.
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Cooktop Cove
Bourbon Chicken
6
10 minutes
5 hours
5 hours 10 minutes
2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
⅓ cup bourbon
⅓ cup water
7 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons ginger, minced into paste
4 green onions, cut into ⅓
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon red chili flakes
½ teaspoon pepper
In a 6-quart slow cooker, add in all the ingredients but the chicken. Mix well. Add the chicken on top of the other ingredients.
Cook on low for 5 hours.
Serve with rice and garnish with fresh green onions.
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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