I've read that the original Bourbon Chicken recipe was named after the Chef that created this recipe on Bourbon St. You could imagine my disappointment when I found out that Bourbon chicken did not include any Bourbon!
I decided to make this Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos recipe the proper way - with Bourbon! If you prefer your dish to be alcohol-free, you can easily skip that ingredient. It will not drastically change the flavor of this amazing dish.
I had some street taco flour tortillas on hand so decided to use the chicken to make some tacos. If you are not in the mood for tacos, you can also serve the chicken on a bed of white rice or even over a baked potato.
🥃 Alcohol WarningPlease take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
🐓 How to Handle Raw Chicken
Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
Do not wash raw chicken (which prevents cross-contamination).
Wash all utensils and cutting boards (if applicable).
If marinating the chicken, make sure you toss the juices before you cook. Don't ever use the juice from the marinade.
Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
These tacos are almost as good as my Instant Pot Carnitas Made My Way tacos. I have a hard time deciding which I like more as Carnitas is one of my favorites. Additionally, make sure you read the Chef's Notes below about the alcohol in this recipe.
🌮 How many Tacos per Person
For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings. For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.
For another great chicken recipe, you can make in your slow cooker, try my Honey Chicken with Quinoa recipe. Super flavorful! For more great recipes like this one, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Sweet Onion, Garlic Cloves, Honey, Soy Sauce, Ketchup, Bourbon, Sriracha, Salt, Chicken and Cornstarch.
🥣 How to Make Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos
Add the onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, bourbon, Sriracha, and salt to the slow cooker. Stir well to combine.
Add the chicken breasts to the sauce and stir to coat both sides. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or if you are in a hurry on high for 2 ½ hours.
Once the chicken is cooked, shred using two forks and stir well in the sauce.
Move shredded chicken and sauce to a large saucepan on the stove. Add cornstarch and mix well. Over medium heat, cook until sauce has thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
Serve in taco shells or over a bed of rice.
Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos
- Slow Cooker
- 1 Sweet Onion, Diced
- 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- ¾ Cup Honey
- ½ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- ¼ Cup Ketchup
- ½ Cup Bourbon
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 3 Chicken Breasts
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
- Add the onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, bourbon, Sriracha, and salt to the slow cooker. Stir well to combine.
- Add the chicken breasts to the sauce and stir to coat both sides. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or if you are in a hurry on high for 2 ½ hours.
- Once the chicken is cooked, shred using two forks and stir well in sauce.
- Move shredded chicken and sauce to a large saucepan on the stove. Add cornstarch and mix well. Over medium heat, cook until sauce has thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
- Serve in taco shells or over a bed of rice.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.