Zesty Drunken Chicken
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Zesty Drunken Chicken

A tangy sweet bourbon style chicken.  You will be so surprised that you were able to cook this delicious dish so quickly! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zesty drunken chicken, bourbon chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • Ingredients
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • ½ yellow onion - chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 Tbs grated ginger
  • 2 jalapeño peppers – large dice your choice with or without the seeds and ribs
  • ¾ Cup Whiskey
  • ½ Cup apricot preserves
  • 1 Cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ - 1 Cup chicken broth
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 whole chicken cut into pieces or equivalent amount of chicken parts – DO NOT use boneless chicken pieces.


  • Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • On medium heat on stove top in a dutch oven, heat olive oil and butter. When butter is melted, add the onion and cook till translucent. Add garlic, jalapeno and ginger and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add Whiskey all at once and cook until it is reduced by about half.
  • Add apricot preserves, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce and ½ Cup Chicken Broth and heat through.
  • While heating, salt and pepper the chicken.
  • Add the chicken to the sauce and submerge completely into the sauce. If the sauce is not enough to cover, add the remaining chicken broth.
  • Cover the dutch oven and place in the oven to cook for 1 ½ hours.


Serve this dish over noodles or rice for the best results. 
Spoon extra "gravy" over the entire dish to serve.


Calories: 220kcal