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Cajun Cafe Bourbon Chicken

Make Cajun Cafe Bourbon Chicken just like you find in many malls. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun Cafe Bourbon Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 454kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 pound Chicken leg or thigh meat Cut in 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
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn starch


  • 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 for one 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 2 tablespoons white wine.
  • Make a corn starch slurry by combining the mixing the water and corn starch together. Mix this well. Pour the corn starch slurry into the skillet with the pan juices. Stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Stir and add chicken. Cook for 1 minute and serve.

Recipe Tips

You can use chicken breasts instead of thighs or leg meat.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1679mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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