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Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken

Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken has the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and spicy. Boneless chicken thighs stay ultra juicy in the oven and are coated with a thick and flavorful sauce.

Chicken Teriyaki on a plate with broccoli.

 

It’s a foolproof dinner the whole family will love.

This Teriyaki Chicken bakes up with a thick, flavorful coating. The sauce is a mixture of dark brown sugar (light brown can be used instead), teriyaki sauce, low-sodium soy sauce, grape juice, bourbon, ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic. A little cornstarch is added to help thicken the sauce as it cooks so that it really coats the chicken well.

I like to serve Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken with white rice and broccoli. A side salad with ginger dressing is also a great side for this chicken dinner.

Overhead of Teriyaki Chicken on plate with broccoli.

 

I really like using chicken thighs as opposed to chicken breasts for this teriyaki recipe. They have a higher fat content and stay wonderfully juicy and are very hard to overcook.

Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken Recipe Tips:

  • A half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes makes this dish fairly spicy. Cut the amount in half to reduce the heat. Serve with Sriracha sauce to add more heat.
  • Light brown sugar can be used instead of dark brown.
  • The bourbon can be left out.
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

 

Close-up of Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken

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Chicken Teriyaki on a plate with broccoli.

Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken

Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken has the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and spicy. Boneless chicken thighs stay ultra juicy in the oven and are coated with a thick and flavorful sauce.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 45 mins
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice, orange juice, or pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Place first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Add to the bowl with the other ingredients.
  • Whisk all ingredients together.
  • Place chicken thighs in the prepared baking dish. Pour sauce over them.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken thighs

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2 thoughts on “Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken”

  1. Jean Hodder

    This recipe is Awesome!!! I made it for dinner last week. My husband just loved it and ate seconds!! Our daughter, who does not really like Teriyaki chicken tried it and raved about it!! She said she wants the recipe..she plans on making it next week.

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