Honey Chicken in a Blackberry, Bourbon & Apple Sauce

So I was on the eliptical/stairclimber at the gym and randomly had a few cravings.  Of course I wanted a drink (wine from Schweiger Vineyards) but not bourbon.  However, a bourbon glaze or syrup sounded good at the time.  Unfortunately the taste for a bourbon based glaze passed but the idea behind cooking with it hadn’t.  That’s when I got a message from my partner that I need to cook him dinner this weekend.

That’s when it hit me. make a honey chicken in a blackberry, peach and bourbon sauce.  Then have a chocolate and cinnamon dipping sauce for it too.  Unfortunately peaches are not in season so I have to modify.

Today at the store I’ve substituted the peaches out for fuji apples, I should have done granny smith because the honey is sweet and then got everything else.  Once I got home I put everything away and began to plan my meal.  Let me tell you, holy crap and yum it’s amazing!  I also paired it with my rosemary and garlic tater tots, but I over processed them to make shaped potato pancakes.

apple and blackberry bourbon chicken recipe

How to Make Chicken with a Blackberry, Apple, Honey and Bourbon Sauce.

This recipe is super easy to make and even more fun to eat.  I always have a drink when I’m cooking with alcohol,,,even though it isn’t safe.  I do it because hey, you’re supposed to taste the ingredients, but I don’t recommend you do since you can cut yourself, catch your house on fire, or worse, turn the oven off and order some delivery since the cocktail is even better.  Then again, that isn’t always the worst idea.  =0)


You’ll need:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of bourbon (depending on the size pan or pot you use)
  • 1 pint of blackberries
  • 2 fuji apples peeled and sliced (one is for presentation)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper

Preparation & Cooking

bourbon chicken recipe

First cut up your bacon into small strips or pieces and cook them so they get crispy.


Next, On low heat, pour the bourbon into a frying or sauce pan and add 1/2 of the apple slices and 1/2 of the black berries.  Now let that simmer for about 10 minutes and then add in some honey to sweeten it.  Don’t burn yourself but add, let it dissolve and taste.  A teaspoon to a table spoon should be enough.

blackberry and apple bourbon sauce

Now place your chicken into the sauce and let the chicken breasts soak it up and cook in it.

cooking chicken in bourbon

While the chicken is cooking, melt down your chocolate and add in cinnamon.  You may also want to melt down some honey and add cayenne pepper and chocolate to it as well.  These make awesome dipping sauces to complement the chocolate and fruit and bourbon on the chicken.

fun shaped tater tots

I ended up making my fun shaped tater tots recipe with rosemary and garlic to go with the chicken and a blackberry, apple, bacon and honey salad.

blackberry, apple and bacon salad with honey

Now plate your remaining fruit so that it looks nice, add your chicken and you’re done.

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