Bourbon chicken

Chef Peachy Seiden from the Health Smart Cooking School:

Bourbon Chicken with Mushrooms (serves 6)


4 small chicken breast, cubed                           ¼ cup bourbon

4 cloves garlic, minced                                       ¼ cup chopped parsley

1 cup mushrooms, sliced                                   2 tbsp flour mixed with 2 tbsp water

¼ cider vinegar                                                    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup brown sugar                                             ½ cup chopped green onions

½ cup cashew nuts                                             salt and pepper

1 cup parsnips, diced

1 onion, sliced


In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil. Add chicken and cook until brown.

Add onions and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add bourbon and vinegar and simmer for about 3-4 minutes.

Add mushrooms, sugar, thyme, parsley, cashews, salt and pepper.  Sauté.

Add flour/water mixture to thicken sauce.

Toss in green onions. Serve hot

Nutrition Information per serving

307 Calories, 23 g Protein, 13 g Carbs, 1.3 g Fiber, 15.6 g Fat, 58 mg Cholesterol

Health Benefits

Mushrooms     Has extensive health benefits including anti-cancer properties. Excellent source of phytonutrients, B Vitamins, Iron, Copper, Zn, Selenium, Potassium and fiber.

Water chestnuts   Besides low in calories and sodium, it’s high in Potassium, Riboflavin, Mg, Vit C and fiber.  Comes from the bulb of a water plant.

Cashew nuts    High in vitamins and minerals: Magnesium for formation of proteins and overall body energy; Copper and its healing properties; Iron for healthy blood , hair, skin and nails.

Good source of fiber.

Green onions    Sodium, fat and cholesterol-free. Low in calories but high in Vit C, and rich in anti-oxidants. Just like onions, it has numerous medicinal uses and benefits. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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