Grilled chicken recipe with whiskey and apple sauce, who said breasts are bland?

Chicken breasts are very versatile and helpful, although they are also susceptible to becoming boring, repetitive or bland dishes. It is not the case of these Grilled chicken breasts with whiskey and apple sauce, perfect for barbecue cooking but also delicious on a good plate inside the house.

It is my adaptation of this recipe, which uses bourbon although I have used the whiskey that I have in the pantry - a gift that I only use for cooking. The elaboration does not have much mystery, you just have to mix the sauce, marinate and cook the breasts at their point. I advise leaving the meat marinating several hours to get much more flavor and better texture.


For 2 persons
  • Chicken Breast 4
  • 30 ml soy sauce
  • 100 ml applesauce or compote
  • Shallot 1
  • Grated fresh ginger (one teaspoon) 1
  • Large garlic clove 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil 5 ml
  • Whiskey 30 ml
  • Barbecue sauce 30 ml
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 15 ml
  • Honey 15 ml
  • Cayenne 1
  • Chicken broth or water 50 ml

How to make grilled chicken with whiskey and apple sauce

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Elaboration 10 m
  • 20 m cooking
  • 1 hour rest

Let the breasts lose a little cold from the refrigerator, dry with paper towels and put in a sealed bag, freezing type, better individually. Crush a little with a meat hammer or a roller to soften them and look for a more uniform thickness, being careful not to break the bags.

Chop the garlic clove very thin, grate the shallot and also the peeled ginger, until it is about 5 ml. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk lightly until you have a homogeneous mixture. Spread the sauce in the bags, reserving about 60 ml in another container. Massage the chicken to smear well and leave in the fridge for at least half an hour, better a few more.

Discard the marinade from the bags and let the chicken temper a little. Heat the grill or a good iron at a good temperature, lightly grease and cook the chicken on a hot fire on both sides, until it is ready. Remove and reserve.

Heat the marinade that we have stored with 50 ml of broth or water and an extra splash of whiskey. Let it simmer until it thickens a bit. Paint the breasts with this sauce and serve.

How to accompany grilled chicken with whiskey sauce

You are very tasty grilled chicken breasts with whiskey sauce They can be shared on a barbecue or simply enjoyed at home at noon or for dinner. Once marinated they cook quickly and we can accompany them with any garnish we like, from roasted potatoes to rice, green salad, grilled vegetables, grilled cobs, etc.