Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

Chicken cubes in a brown sauce with chopped onions in a white bowl

Are you tired of complicated recipes? This Bourbon Chicken is the dish for you!

Super easy dump-and-go recipe that you gonna like for sure.

Chicken cubes in a brown sauce with chopped onions in a white bowl

Enjoy a delicious main dish you can have for dinner or lunch in only 20 minutes total!

This Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken is going to be the quickest, simplest, yet the most tempting recipe on your list!

Crowd pleasure recipe which is is tender, juicy, and flavorful all at once.

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken Recipe Video

Why is it called bourbon chicken?

2 reasons:

1. The dish having its origin from the Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana -

2. Named after the bourbon whiskey ingredient.

Can I skip Bourbon?

Well, you can if you want to avoid alcohol. But honestly, it is going to affect the taste.

Try adding more apple juice instead.

How to serve?

This recipe sits best with Jasmine rice, other than that try it with:

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Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

Can I store it?

To store your leftovers, transfer them in an airtight bag or a container.

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken can stay good for a couple of days in the refrigerator.

How to reheat?

To Reheat the leftovers, try a microwave or stovetop it works either way!

Heat it up until it gets perfectly warmed.

Can I use chicken breast?

Yes. While this recipe calls for chicken thighs, try it with chicken breasts or any other kind of meat to have a different and new experience.

Do not forget to let us know in the comments afterward 🙂

How to make Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken?

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

Take your Instant Pot and simply dump in all the ingredients and stir well.

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

Set it to High Pressure for 12 minutes, do a Quick Release, and Voila!

It's done 🙂

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

Dish out and enjoy!

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

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Chicken cubes in a brown sauce with chopped onions in a white bowl

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken

This crispy sweet and sticky chicken is bursting with rich flavors.
4 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: modern
Keyword: bourbon, chicken, Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 lb chicken thighs cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon honey


  • Dump all the ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 524kcal Carbohydrates: 38g Protein: 27g Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 148mg Sodium: 760mg Potassium: 529mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 32g Vitamin A: 220IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 52mg Iron: 2mg


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