Dinner In the Kitchen

Bourbon Street Chicken

This wonderfully rich dish is a great busy night meal, but don’t be deceived by the title. There’s no bourbon in here. The dish gets its name from the location it originated from, Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Bourbon Street Chicken by Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

To begin, you’ll need to start some rice cooking. I usually make 1 1/2 cups of uncooked rice, and prepare it according to the type of rice it is.

While it is cooking, cut 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle them with a teaspoon each of sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.

Bourbon Street Chicken by Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of coconut oil over medium high heat. Toss in the chicken and cook until it is lightly golden in areas. This will take about 5 minutes or so, depending upon how hot your skillet is.

Bourbon Street Chicken by Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

Meanwhile, in a dish combine a clove of minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger (or 1/4 tsp dry ground ginger), 3/4 cup of water, 1/3 cup each of honey and soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Give those a stir.

Bourbon Street Chicken by Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

When the chicken is lightly golden, pour in the sauce. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.

To thicken the sauce when it is done cooking, raise the heat in the skillet so that the mixture begins boiling again. In a small dish or glass, whisk together 1/4 cup of cold water and a tablespoon of cornstarch. Pour the smooth mixture into the skillet and let it come to a boil, stirring continually. When thickens, turn off the heat.

Bourbon Street Chicken by Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

Serve this gorgeous chicken over a bed of your cooked rice.

Enjoy!

Bourbon Street Chicken by Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 5-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ c uncooked rice
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lb)
  • 1 sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger (or ¼ tsp dry ground ginger)
  • ¾ c water
  • ⅓ c honey
  • ⅓ c soy sauce
  • 2 Tb ketchup
  • 1 Tb apple cider vinegar
  • ½ – ¾ tsp red pepper flakes (according to taste)
  • To thicken it:
  • ¼ c cold water
  • 1 Tb cornstarch
Instructions
  1. To begin, cook your rice according to the type of rice you have. While it cooks, prepare the chicken.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle them with the sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium high heat. Toss in the chicken and cook until it is lightly golden in areas. This will take about 5 minutes or so, depending upon how hot your skillet is.
  4. Meanwhile, in a dish combine the garlic, ginger, water, honey,soy sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar and red pepper flakes. Give those a stir.
  5. When the chicken is lightly golden, pour in the sauce. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. To thicken the sauce after it cooks, raise the heat in the skillet so that the mixture begins boiling again. In a small dish or glass, whisk together the ¼ cup of cold water and the cornstarch. Pour the smooth mixture into the skillet, and let it come to a boil, stirring continually. When thickens, turn off the heat.
  7. Serve this gorgeous chicken over a bed of your cooked rice.
  8. Enjoy!
 

Bourbon Street Chicken by Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

About the author

Constance

Constance Smith is a homeschool veteran, having eclectically homeschooled three kiddos through graduation. After spending 25 years living an army life, she and her husband are planting roots in northern Alabama where she is starting a farm and enjoying country life. Constance has been blogging for over a decade and has had her content published in several local and national publications. You can find hundreds more recipes, photography, videos of her life and more at her website, Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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