Bourbon Chicken with Teriyaki Rice (frugal!)

I did it again. I 'made up' a recipe and didn't write down exactly what I used. My regular readers know that it's a family joke around here. I just never know at the time if we'll love it or not and I always assume I'll 'remember' what I did. Ha.

Well, about a week and a half ago if you remember, I found a great deal on boneless chicken breasts and made a few freezer meals from them. One of those was a bourbon chicken marinade. I added the chicken, popped it in the freezer for a future meal and forgot about it. However, last night was a crazy schedule for our crew as it's Homecoming Week here and yesterday was one of those days where all five of us were on different schedules. Time to bring out a freezer meal.

Originally my plan was to serve the Bourbon Chicken with a side of mashed potatoes. In the end, that all changed due to our schedules. I cooked the chicken in the marinade in the crockpot until they were done and then transferred them to the oven to bake and thicken up the sauce a little bit. After that I had to keep it warm for everyone to eat when they got home (me included) so back into the crockpot they went. For a quick and easy side dish I grabbed a box of Teriyaki Rice A Roni out of the cupboard and after it was made, added it to the chicken in the crockpot. As the chicken and rice soaked up the sauce it turned into a very delicious dish that almost tasted like a 'mall' entree' at a Chinese restaurant. The entire family loved it and although I anticipated leftovers... it was all gone by the time my husband had his dinner at 11:00 last night!

I think this is what I did... LOL.

Bourbon Chicken

Chicken Breasts (4)
1/2 c soy sauce
heaping 1/2 c brown sugar
1 t fresh minced garlic
1 t powdered ginger
2 T dried minced onion
1/2 c bourbon (I used Jack Daniels whiskey)
2-3 T canola oil
1 t mustard (optional - I can't remember if I used it or not!)

Placed all in a baggy and froze until needed. Thawed in the refrigerator overnight and cooked in a crockpot 5 hours till done, broke apart into bite sized pieces and a little shredded to soak up the marinade. Served with teriyaki rice but loved it together so much I added the rice to the crockpot and mixed it all together.

*Very frugal recipe when you get your chicken breasts on sale and the Rice A Roni is about $1 a box!Print Friendly and PDF