Hump Day and Bourbon Baked Chicken

Very busy but awesome day!

I have an amazing recipe for you at the end of the post. Boyfriend and myself approved. And I’m my harshest critic. It’s PERFECT and light. So excited to share!

Today was art day at work. A gallery in town brings tons of local artist’s work and we pick what we like for the office. It’s a really cool program to get local artists known and also makes our office look lovely!


So, basically from 9-11am, I felt like I was at an art show. Pretty rad.

I highly recommend the TJ’s wonton soup. Very delicious and only 220 calories! Yum!



I also had ANOTHER piece of perfect German chocolate cake from a perfect local bakery.


Don’t worry. I worked off my piece of cake at Zumba. With my best girls.


Now. The best bourbon chicken in the world!

Bold statement, I know. But let me tell you. It’s as good as at home bourbon chicken can get.


There’s actual bourbon in it y’all. I’m a Kentucky girl. Nothing bothers me more than recipes claiming to be bourbon when there isn’t any in it. Bourbon tastes delicious! USE IT IN YOUR FOOD.

You will need:

1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenderloins (thawed, fresh)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ cup bourbon (Jim Beam is my bourbon of choice for cooking!)
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon of garlic powder

Whisk EVERYTHING but the chicken together in a bowl. (A bowl that has a lid is even better!) Whisk it good!

Put all of the tenderloins into the marinade. Soak em up good! Now, I marinated mine overnight and all day at work. And I’m sure that had a lot to do with how juicy mine came out. Put a lid on the bowl of chicken and marinade and let those babies sit all night. Trust me.

When it’s time for dinner, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour chicken and marinade into a deep baking dish so juices can continue to soak chicken. I used a deep glass baking dish!

Bake for 15 minutes. Turn chicken tenders over and bake another 15 minutes. I then turned my broiler on high for about 2 minutes to make them beautiful.


I’d say it worked. This is by far the most gorgeous chicken I’ve ever made at home.

I recommend eating with some rice. Rice soaks up all of the perfect flavors involved but I wanted to watch my carbs tonight so I whipped up some frozen stir fry veggies. The beauty of this dish is you have so much extra sauce, you can douse the chicken AND the veggies in it!


This is Asian persuasion at it’s finest. The smell in my house made my mouth water. And this dish delivers! I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did!



4 thoughts on “Hump Day and Bourbon Baked Chicken

  1. Question #1 WHY are you not cooking this burbon chicken for your momma ????
    #2 hellllluurr German Chocolate Cake is my FAV ever ever!!! I want!! Where is this sin ???

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