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Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce

These boneless chicken breasts cooked in a creamy Jack Daniels sauce can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It’s a simple, but flavorful and comforting meal. The sauce cooks up thick and rich and the Jack Daniels gives it an awesome flavor that’s kind of hard to describe. It has a half cup of whiskey, but the taste isn’t overpowering at all and really enhances the flavor of the cream.

Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce

Y’all, my son is in college now and I don’t know what to do with myself, or who I am going to cook for. He’s my adventurous eater and being a teenage boy, he can pack down some food.

I’ll most likely be making lots of recipes in the months ahead that can be mailed in care packages. That is, if my son ever tells me what his mailing address is.

Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce

 

Now, don’t think I’ve taken to the bottle since my son left. I made this comforting Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce before my son left for college.  🙂

Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce

 

This recipe calls for igniting the Jack Daniels. Be very, very careful doing this. Those flames can really jump up and you don’t want to have your face anywhere near them. And it’s always wise to have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen just in case. If you’re going to drink a little Jack Daniels while you cook, it’s best to wait until after this step. We don’t want to exercise any poor judgement when there is fire involved.

If I haven’t made you too scared to try this recipe, it tastes great served over rice. 🙂

Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce.

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Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce

Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce

These boneless chicken breasts cooked in a creamy Jack Daniels sauce can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It's a simple, but flavorful and comforting meal. 
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 30 mins
TOTAL: 35 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's Whiskey
  • 3 large shallots chopped (or 1 onion)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat butter and oil in a large pan. Add chicken and brown on both sides.
  • Add the Jack Daniels and carefully ignite. Shake the pan until the flames go out.
  • Add shallots and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add thyme, parsley, and 1/4 cup water. Cover pan and cook over low heat for 25 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and add the cream to the pan.
  • Mix the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water together in a small bowl. Add to sauce. Simmer sauce until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Return chicken to pan and remove from heat.

Notes

Be very careful when igniting the Jack Daniels. The flames can shoot up very quickly and very high.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern

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Recipe adapted from Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Cookbook: A Celebration of Traditional Southern Dishes that Made Miss Mary Bobo’s an American Legend

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31 thoughts on “Chicken in Jack Daniels Cream Sauce”

  1. I have made this a million times and we love it. Do you think I can try it with bone in chicken thighs?

  2. Amazing! I served with brown rice and broccoli. I didn’t have any Jack on hand so I used Makers Mark and it was great. Will definitely make this again!

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