Orange Whiskey Chicken

orange whiskey chicken
Our recipe for Orange Whiskey Chicken is a variation of Bourbon Chicken.  Very little alcohol is used in the recipe and you can just leave it out if you wish and replace the liquid with water or more orange juice.  This recipe really features the sauce to which we added water chestnuts but you can change that up as you wish.  Any other stir-fried vegetables would be good and particularly snow peas.  We served our chicken with steamed broccoli and hot steamed rice.  We prefer chicken thighs for a richer flavor but  you can use chicken breast if you prefer.
Recipe By: Gourmetsleuth
  • Prep10 min |
  • Total30 min |
  • Serves4 - 5


    • 2 pounds bonless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes.
    • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
    • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    • 8 ounce can, water chestnuts
  • Sauce:
  • Serving:
    • 4 servings steamed broccoli or vegetable of choice
    • 4 servings steamed white or brown rice
  • Thickener:
    • 2 tablespoons corn starch
    • 2 tablespoons cold water


Combine the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl, set aside.

Heat the oil in a 12" skillet

Add the chicken meat and stir-fry until lightly browned.  Remove the browned chicken and place in a bowl.

Add the sauce mixture to the pan and heat on medium.  Once warm add the chicken and water chestnuts and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 - 20 minutes.

In a small bowl dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water.  Add to the chicken mixture and simmer until the sauce thickens.

Serve the chicken over hot rice along with your favorite steamed vegetables.
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