Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken


An amazingly rich and sweet flavored chicken with crispy skin and moist meat.


  • 1 Chicken, cleaned
  • 1 Celery Rib

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 TBSP. Real Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Mix all ingredients for the sauce together and set aside
  3. Place your cleaned chicken in your backing dish and separate the skin from the breast meat with your hands (make sure you do not remove the skin from the bird)
  4. Pour some of the sauce underneath the skin and on top of the breast meat
  5. Pour remaining sauce over the entire bird
  6. Take celery rib and insert into chicken cavity
  7. Place chicken into the oven and cook uncovered for 15-25 minutes
  8. Once the skin has browned, take the temperature down to 375F
  9. Continue to cook until internal temperature of chicken is 160 (about an hour), basting every once and a while
  10. If your chicken is getting too brown, place a sheet of foil over the bird
  11. When the chicken reaches 160, pull out of the oven and let sit and allow the internal temperature to reach 165 (the meat will continue to cook once you pull it out of the oven for a small bit)
  12. Cut and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 2