Fat Tuesday is only a few days away, so why not serve a dish inspired by the heart of American Mardi Gras: Bourbon Street! This easy chicken recipe is sweet, spicy and packed with flavor. PLUS— it’s a crockpot dish! Set your slow cooker and spend your precious minutes celebrating with friends, not slaving over the stove. Here’s how.
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BOURBON STREET CHICKEN
Serves 4 to 6
–6 chicken thighs, about 1 ½ pounds
–2 garlic cloves, minced
–1 teaspoon minced ginger
–1/4 cup apple juice
–1/3 cup packed brown sugar
–2 tablespoons ketchup
–1 tablespoon cider vinegar
–¼ cup soy sauce
–Red pepper flakes
–Green onions, chopped
- In a medium bowl, mix the garlic, ginger, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar and soy sauce together.
- Place the chicken thighs into the crockpot. Pour the mixed sauce into the crockpot and over the chicken, then use tongs to coat the chicken thighs in the sauce.
- Cook on high for 4 hours, until the chicken is tender.
- Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and chopped green onion on top. Serve with steamed rice.
To slightly thicken the sauce once the chicken has finished cooking, remove about a cup of the sauce from the crockpot and mix it in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Let it come to a boil so that the cornstarch will dissolve and thicken, then stir it back into the crockpot with the rest of the sauce and the chicken.