Honey Bourbon Chicken Recipe: Easy and Delicious!

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This honey bourbon chicken recipe is inspired by the classic dish you find in mall food courts! It’s sticky, sweet, savory, and oh-so-tender. I love serving it with mashed potatoes and greens for a quick and nostalgic dinner.

Honey Bourbon Chicken is all about that perfect balance of sweet and sassy flavours that’ll make your taste buds dance. Picture juicy chicken pieces, cooked just right, coated in an irresistible sauce. It’s a blend of honey’s sweetness, the rich depth of bourbon, and a touch of Southern charm—pure comfort on a plate.

To store leftovers, simply cover and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, you can reheat in the microwave or on the stove. If you have a larger batch, warming it up in the slow cooker works great too!

Honey Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Honey Bourbon Chicken Recipe

If you love bourbon chicken from the food court, you’ll enjoy this Crock Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken made right in your slow cooker! The name Bourbon Chicken comes from Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Leftovers should be stored covered in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 5
Calories 710 kcal


  • 2 lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves minced Garlic or 1 teaspoon minced garlic in oil
  • ½ cup diced Onion
  • ½ tsp Red pepper flakes


  • Trim your chicken breasts, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place them in your slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1½ to 2½ hours.
  • When done, remove the chicken from the crock pot and cut it into chunks. Enjoy!
Keyword Bourbon glazed chicken, Easy bourbon chicken, Homemade honey chicken, Sticky bourbon chicken, Sweet bourbon chicken

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Value
Calories710 kcal

Can I Use Chicken Thighs Instead of Chicken Breasts?

Can I Use Chicken Thighs Instead of Chicken Breasts?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for this Honey Bourbon Chicken recipe. Chicken thighs tend to be juicier and more flavorful, which can add extra richness to the dish. Just follow the same instructions, and adjust the cooking time if needed since thighs may cook slightly faster or slower depending on their size.

How Do I Store and Reheat Leftovers?

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, you can use the microwave or reheat on the stovetop. For the microwave, heat in short intervals, stirring occasionally to ensure even warming.

On the stovetop, place the chicken and sauce in a pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through. This will help maintain the chicken’s tenderness and the sauce’s flavor.

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