Cajun Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Cajun Bourbon Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Cajun Bourbon Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by miker1

Makes 6 servings



Marinated and grilled chicken thighs

Recipe Ingredients for Cajun Bourbon Chicken

1 cup whiskey
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 pinch hot red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon molasses
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 pounds chicken thighs
1 salt and pepper, to taste

Recipe Directions for Cajun Bourbon Chicken

  1. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) for marinade (may be processed in a blender). Set aside 1/2 cup of this marinade in a clean jar (do not use to marinate chicken - this portion will be used for basting the chicken during the grilling). Keep refrigerated.

  2. Put marinade into a ziploc bag with chicken pieces and distribute evenly. Marinate chicken for 6-12 hours in refrigerator, turning occasionally.

  3. Remove chicken from marinade and drain. Allow to sit at room temperature while grill heats up. Grill over medium high heat (grill open) for 5 minutes, then close grill and reduce heat; continue cooking over low heat, for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is done (juices will run clear when pierced with a fork). Baste with fresh marinade every few minutes, turning chicken to cook both sides evenly.

  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Barbecue

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 251.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
472
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.4g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
134mg
45%
Sodium
2566mg
107%
Potassium
588mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
20.8g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
14.6g
Protein
46.4g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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