1tablespooncoconut oilolive or canola oil can be used
2poundschickencubed, thighs or breast*
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
1/3cupreduced sodium soy sauce
1/4-1/3cupbourbon --- or apple or cranberry juice*
1/2cuplight brown sugarpacked
1tablespooncornstarchdissolved in water, just enough to dissolve it 2-3 tablespoons
Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Remove any excess fat or skin.
In a large saute pan or skillet heat the coconut oil on medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook on medium stirring every couple of minutes until the juices have cooked off. The chicken should be a little brown. This will take 8-10 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, combine the ginger, garlic, pepper, soy, bourbon, water, vinegar, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine.
Add the bourbon mixture to the chicken and stir well. Allow the liquid to come to a boil and then turn the heat down to medium. Simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes so that the alcohol cooks off.
Dissolve the cornstarch in water and add to the pan. Stir to combine. This will thicken the sauce. It will thicken it quickly so be ready to serve everything at this point.
Serve with rice or noodles.
*read the post above for details on substitutions
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