So I’m always looking for new Chicken recipes.
Now that it’s grilling season I wanted a new recipe for grilled chicken that I could marinate for a few hours then just throw on the grill.
And that’s where I found Bourbon Chicken! Now you’re probably thinking, Wait… this recipe is for Whiskey Chicken. Well, your right, but sometimes you gotta just work with what you have, and at my house we had whiskey.
I asked my hubby if I could make the swap, and he said the taste is similar enough between the two. Especially when they’re going to be mixed with a bunch of other ingredients in a marinade, so I was set to go.
I first made this just for my family and I. I let it marinate for almost 24 hours and it was so good! The next time I made it for our Annual Memorial Day BBQ. It only marinated for 5ish hours and it was still yummy. It received lots of compliments!
Now the list of ingredients might seem like a lot, but I had almost all of them at home already.
I love an easy weeknight meal where I can marinate the chicken then just throw it on the grill. Add a big salad and you are good to go. Perfect for a hot summer night when you don't want to turn on the stove.
4 Hours- Up to Overnight to Marinade
Mix all ingredients (except chicken). I like to do this in a mason jar, so I can easily shake everything up.
Optional- Butterfly Chicken Breasts- Lay chicken breast flat and place hand on top of breast. Slice chicken horizontally, cutting to the other side. Open breast up and place flat between two sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper. Pound with mallet until 1/4 in thick
Put Chicken in a gallon size Zip lock bag.
Add marinade ingredients and let sit minimum 4 hours, up to overnight.
While Ziplock is in fridge flip it around every few hours to make sure all pieces are getting marinade.
Preheat grill to medium high. Discard marinade and cook butterflied chicken 4-5 minutes each side, until cooked through. If not butterflied cook 5-7 minutes each side.