Baked Bourbon Teriyaki Chicken

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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

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken thighs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 456kcal
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.
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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

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