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Bourbon Chicken bowl

Bourbon Chicken

Chicken marinated in soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and bourbon whiskey. Cooks up quickly in your Instant Pot.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 613kcal


  • Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker


  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 red pepper and green pepper sliced
  • 3 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Garnish with sesame seeds

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. Minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Prep your chicken and pat dry, set to the side.
  • Add your apple juice, Bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, honey,
  • crushed red pepper flakes, fresh garlic, and ginger to your Instant
  • Pot.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Place your chicken into the instant pot, toss to coat in the bourbon mixture.
  • Add the vegetables to the Instant Pot on top of the chicken.
  • Secure the lid to your pressure cooker, and turn the release valve on
  • top to sealing.
  • Set the Instant Pot on manual.
  • Set the timer for 12 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix your cornstarch and cold water.
  • Set aside.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 5 minutes.
  • Then do a quick release.
  • Remove the chicken and vegetables and set to the side.
  • Eave remaining sauce in the Instant Pot.
  • Turn your Instant Pot to saute and slowly add in the cornstarch mixture.
  • Using your whisk, mix until thickened.
  • Return chicken and vegetables to the sauce.
  • Turn the instant pot off.
  • Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!


You can replace the chicken thighs with chicken breasts if you prefer.


Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 1276mg | Potassium: 1112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1414IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4mg