Bourbon Chicken Marinade and Glaze

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This 5 ingredient Bourbon Chicken Marinade can easily be thickened to double as a glaze for extra flavor while cooking dinner!


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup bourbon (i used Jack Daniels)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger (grated, or use a paste like Garden Gourmet)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with a splash of water
  • 1.5 pounds chicken


  1. In a bowl, combine oil, honey, bourbon, garlic and ginger and stir until well combined.
  2. Pour half into a large ziploc bag with chicken and let marinate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Reserve other half of marinade in bowl until ready to cook.
  4. Bring remaining marinade (the half that hasn’t been in the bag) to a boil in a small saucepan.
  5. Add cornstarch mixture, reduce heat and let simmer until thickened.
  6. Cook chicken as desired (grill or bake) and brush glaze on a couple times while cooking.


Taste thickened glaze and add a little extra honey if you’d like it a bit sweeter.

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