Grilled Maple-Bourbon Chicken

Maple-Bourbon Chicken Breasts
Maple-Bourbon Chicken Breasts. Sam Stowell/Getty Images
  • 32 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 3

This is a delicious chicken recipe that is sure to please. The bourbon is subtle yet adds a fantastic flavor to the chicken breasts. Enjoy with your favorite grilled sides.

What You'll Need

  • 4-6 chicken breast (halves)
  • 1 tsp/5 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp./2.5 mL black pepper
  • For Marinade/Sauce:
  • 1 cup/240 mL maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup/60mL bourbon
  • 2 tbsp./30 mL water
  • 2 tbsp./30 mL olive oil
  • 1 tbsp./15 mL soy sauce
  • 1-2 cloves garlic​ (minced)
  • 1 tsp/5 mL thyme (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL parsley (dried)

How to Make It

Combine, herbs, bourbon,soy sauce water, maple syrup, and olive oil in large bowl. Divide mixture in half. Add chicken to bowl and coat well with half the mixture. Cover and marinate for 2-3 hours. Place remaining mixture in a small saucepan and simmer on low heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. You may need to reward before serving.

Preheat grill for medium heat. Remove chicken from refrigerator and discard marinade.

Place chicken on grill and allow to cook for 20 minutes or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F., in the thickest part. Once cooked, remove from heat and serve with warmed sauce on top.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 2862
Total Fat 149 g
Saturated Fat 40 g
Unsaturated Fat 62 g
Cholesterol 837 mg
Sodium 1,902 mg
Carbohydrates 87 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 266 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)