Bourbon Braised Chicken
If you need an easy meal to get you through the midweek doldrums, this bourbon braised chicken is the recipe for you.
The unfortunate downside to being a caregiver/ cook-of-the-house is that sometimes you just really don’t want to cook. Sometimes that pizza joint that delivers right to your front door sounds much more appealing than whipping a whole meal. But those hungry mouths tend to do a lot of whining if you don’t feed them and that’s really just not worth the trouble. So we all must do our duty. But if we have to get off the couch any given Tuesday night and step into the kitchen, why not make everybody think you are going big? Things will be on fire in the cooking of this dish. I repeat, you will conjure open flames in the pan. So now all those hungry mouths will be agape in awe of your incredible cooking prowess. I promise not to tell them that this bourbon braised chicken is actually really easy if you don’t.
As I said before, you will be lighting something on fire in this dish. In this case, it’s going to be the best bourbon you are willing to cook with. A lot of people freak out at the thought of setting something alight on purpose, but I promise that it’s really not all that scary. That fire is actually a good thing; it’s working to remove all of that alcohol that makes adult beverages great (like our Fall Festival cocktail), but really isn’t so good in a nice chicken dish. But hey, it looks really cool so I won’t blame you if you keep telling everyone it’s scary and difficult. Plus, it’s the secret to this really delicious sauce. Give it a try!