The thought of Whiskey Chicken gets my mouth watering. I don’t know if you have ever had the Whiskey Chicken that the chain restaurant Claim Jumper serves, but it is divine. It is Whiskey Apple Sauce glazed chicken served with Stuffing and more whiskey apple sauce. It is worth trying. Of course the downside is, that you may not live near a Claim Jumper and will never get to experience their version. This recipe comes close though.
I noticed that Claim Jumper also has a Whiskey Glazed Pork recipe.. so feel free to experiment with that on your own. I hope you like this dish as well.
Whiskey Apple Glaze
adapted from Claim Jumper
- 1 apple, cored and grated with skin on
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups apple juice
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup whiskey
- 8 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp dried tarragon
- dash of allspice
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch – to thicken in the end in a slurry of water
In a large sauce pan combine the grated apple, chicken broth, apple juice, brandy, whiskey, sugar, tarragon, allspice, nutmeg, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half. After cooking it down, dissolve cornstarch in a few Tablespoons of cold water and add to the apple sauce mixture. Stir over medium heat until thickened.
For the Chicken and Stuffing:
Season 6 chicken breasts with salt and pepper and pan fry them in a little olive oil for about 3 minutes each side. It won’t be cooked through, but it will be browned. For the stuffing: use a boxed Stuffing mix for easy prep work. (Even stove top will do.) Follow the directions on the box to prepare the stuffing. Layer the stuffing in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Place the chicken breasts on top and ladle a little sauce over the chicken (don’t pour all the sauce over the chicken, reserve some for serving). Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken runs clear. Serve the chicken along side the stuffing and ladle reserved apple sauce over the chicken breasts. It is also quite good on the stuffing. Now you can experience it at home.