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Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken

Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken is a great dinner recipe. The homemade sauce with honey, bourbon and brown sugar brings it all together.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner ideas, crockpot chicken recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Jill



  • 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 large scallion sliced thinly

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger root
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. pure honey
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • salt and pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients until combined.
  • Lay chicken thighs in the bottom of a slow cooker and pour sauce evenly over top.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • Transfer cooked chicken thighs to a cutting board and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tbsp. water with cornstarch until smooth.
  • Place slow cooker on HIGH heat and whisk in the cornstarch mixture.
  • Place the lid back on the slow cooker and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens.
  • Add chicken and scallions to the thickened sauce and stir to coat.
  • Serve hot over rice or noodles.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg