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Bourbon Brown Sugar Chicken Tenders

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Yummy Addiction


  • 1 1/2 lb (700g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice , for drizzling
  • chives (optional), for garnish


  • Cut the chicken breasts into about 1-inch wide strips.
  • In a bowl, combine the chile powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Add the chicken pieces and mix until coated. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for 1 hour in a fridge.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Get a baking pan ready and layer it with parchment paper. In a saucepan, bring brown sugar, honey, and bourbon to boil. Pour half the mixture over the chicken and toss it.
  • Add the chicken slices to the baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. Turn over the chicken tenders, drizzle with a little bit of bourbon mixture and bake for 15 minutes more.
  • Brush with the remaining glaze, sprinkle with some chives and serve. Enjoy!