Bourbon Apricot BBQ Chicken

Written by chanie on October 1st, 2015

Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays. I have such amazing memories of my family Sukkah, always filled to the brim with guests, amazing homemade food and bottles and bottles of mashkeh (Yiddish for alcoholic beverages) to go around. The men would drink L’chaim and sing Hassidic melodies, banging on the table in their drunken stupor. It was beautiful.

Simchat Torah, the holiday where we conclude and begin a new annual Torah reading cycle, is just a few days away. It’s a time of great rejoicing, when we take to the synagogue, kick up our feet and dance with the Torah. Of course the drinks are free-flowing, and so is the food. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Chag than with this bourbon-spiked BBQ chicken. The chicken is braised in a luscious sauce that is so good, you’ll want to eat it straight with a spoon (or drink it out of a L’chaim glass)! Make it for Simchat Torah dinner, and it will become a staple on your holiday table.

L’chaim!

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  1. Micole says:

    Can you make this with boneless chicken?

    • chanie says:

      This recipe is best suited for on-the-bone chicken because it’s braised for a long time (resulting in fall-off-the-bone moist chicken), and boneless chicken would come out dry. If you want to use boneless, I would bake it for just 30-40 minutes at 350.

  2. Yocheved says:

    i don’t have a Dutch oven or oven safe pot. Is there another way to make this?

  3. Elana says:

    What brand is the hickory brown sugar bbq sauce

  4. this sounds amazing! What a delicious take on BBQ chicken :)

  5. Rayli says:

    Can you.make this chicken without the bourbon n without searing it? Like just baking it in oven

  6. Rayli says:

    Do you think it will still be good. N delicious My husband likes BBQ chicken

  7. Shira says:

    Can the bourbon be replaced with something else like rum or scotch? Thanks :)

  8. Shira says:

    Can you use less bourbon? That’s a lot of bourbon to use for a pan of chicken…

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