1 pound chicken leg or thigh meat, cut into bite-size chunks 4 ounces soy sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon powdered ginger 2 tablespoons dried minced onion 1/2 cup Jim Beam bourbon whiskey 2 tablespoons white wine
Mix all the marinade ingredients and pour over chicken pieces in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate (stirring often) for several hours (best overnight).
Bake chicken at 350 degrees F for 1 hour in a single layer, basting every 10 minutes. Remove chicken. Scrape pan juices with all the brown bits into a frying pan. Heat, and add white wine. Stir and add chicken. Cook for 5 minutes and serve.
I made this tonight and it was very good. Normally, when preparing a recipe for the first time, I follow the recipe exactly. Unfortunately, I had no wine and just below the amount needed for the bourbon. After reading the reviews, I reduced the bourbon to 1/3 cup and doubled the rest of the marinade ingredients. I substituted apple juice for the wine as people had commented on how salty the recipe was and I didn't want to add more salt with chicken broth. Over all, this was a pleasing entree that was served over jasmine rice. I think I will keep the recipe as is because the bourbon was extremely noticeable to the kids. Thank you for sharing and giving me a good place to start with your recipe.
Member since: Apr 10, 2008
123456 November 5, 2013 REVIEW:
Too much bourbon I think but overall good. Cutting it in half would be more than enough.
Guest Foodie July 5, 2013 REVIEW:
Between this recipe and the crab salad copycat here on the site I'm set with my favorite golden corral recipes! Thank you!
TX Safety Lady October 25, 2011 REVIEW:
I liked this recipe. Based on comments I read, I reduced the bourbon from 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup. Next time I will reduce it to 1/4 and may do as someone else suggested and add orange juice. Overall though, it was good and I will make it again.
ALBrewmaster March 17, 2011 REVIEW:
This is dead on. Everybody loved it but my Grand baby it was a bit much for her. I did cut the Bourbon in half and instead of white wine I replaced it with chicken broth. I only let it marinate for about 7 hours. Thanks I will be making this again.
Toni November 13, 2009 REVIEW:
I cut the burbon in half otherwise it is to strong. I also cook it over the cooktop with olive oil. It just seems quicker to me. All in all it is a good reciepe. My family loves it and it is a must at my house, at least once a week.
spider March 31, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this but i found it to be a littly salt do anyone knows what to do to avoid the salty taste.
Member since: Oct 26, 2008
gomomgo October 26, 2008 COMMENT: I made this recipe and I have a question. Do you drain the marinade before you put the chicken in the oven? The recipe does not specify and it states to baste every ten minutes.
Carole August 24, 2008 REVIEW:
I tried it the night before brining it to our church. Made more the next day and used less bourbon and cooked the white wine a lot more at the end. There wasn't a crumb left in the dish. I served it over Jasmine rice and had requests for the next time we have a pot luck! A+ Recipe!
Julia-wannabe-Child August 16, 2008 REVIEW:
I used a few tablespoons of sesame seed oil in the marinade to give it more flavor and keep it from getting dry.I also used reduced sodium Tamari instead of Soy sauce, Tamari is a richer aged soy, much better. Also I used some fresh squeezed orange juice in addition to the bourbon - I was afraid the liqour taste would be too strong after reading the reviews.
It turned out great! Although I know this is NOT Golden Corrals recipe, with or without my subbing.
Jessica July 7, 2008 REVIEW:
This is one of my favs. I like mine a little sweeter so I added just a touch more of brown sugar. my family loves it. I make mine with cheddar mashed potato's, side salad, and rolls.
valerie June 23, 2008 REVIEW:
I thought the bourbon chicken was
great, can't wait to try the recipe on my family.
Guest Foodie November 23, 2007 REVIEW:
I don not recommend this recipe, it was too strong. Couldn't finish, a waste and disappointment!
Member since: Sep 29, 2006
jagbeeton June 4, 2007 REVIEW:
This was an ok recipe. Don't get me wrong it was good but it was just too strong. The next time I make this I will cut the bourbon in half and not marinate it so long. It had a very strong flavor. Too strong if you ask us. It was close in taste with what you get at Golden Coral.
GCLBAR March 21, 2007 REVIEW:
I work at golden Corral this isnt our recipe but it is alot better than ours i have to say i use it in my own home
lilbit060102 November 17, 2006 REVIEW:
I made this as an appetizer for a party and everybody loved it! It was really good.
Melani September 30, 2006 REVIEW:
I was very pleased with the flavor of this recipe! My entire family (kids included!!) enjoyed the chicken over rice. My friends and family have asked for the recipe and I have shared it many times.
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