Bourbon-Glazed Chicken

I’ve been a little bit of TV maniac lately.  Aside from the Superbowl and the Olympics, I’ve been binging on shows like House of Cards on Netflix and True Detective on HBO but then getting sucked right in to stuff like The Voice.  I can’t even tell you what I watch otherwise but I think it’s a bunch of syndication TV like Friends, White Collar, Will and Grace, and Gilligan’s Island.  You know, stuff that is on all the time.  I have a low tolerance for TV unless it’s either good or mindless.  If it’s anywhere in between, I lose interest rapidly.  I have work and I have my blog and I have other interests yet I still need my TV, even if it doesn’t get my undivided attention. I even have one eye on my TV when I make dinner at night.  Things quick and simple are all I can handle.  I cook things that take longer on the weekends when I have more patience so this Bourbon-Glazed Chicken is a quick chicken dinner that can get me to relaxing pretty quickly on weeknights.

Chicken cutlets are basted in a sauce of shallots, Dijon, maple syrup, and bourbon before being thrown on the grill until perfectly cooked and juicy.  This chicken is simple – a little sweet, a little tangy – and perfect for when you just want to eat, relax, and watch a little TV. Serve this with some steamed or microwaved veggies and this is a perfect meal.  We all have busy lives and sometimes just sitting down on the couch if front of the old boob tube just feels really good. There is always something else you could be doing.  But not doing it is sometimes just what you need. Laundry and everything else can l wait another day.


Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in bourbon, Dijon mustard, and maple syrup; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.



Sprinkle chicken breast halves evenly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Arrange chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; baste with half of bourbon mixture. Grill 5 minutes. Turn chicken over; baste with remaining bourbon mixture.


Grill 5 minutes or until chicken is done.


Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light magazine

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