Golden Corral’s Bourbon Street Chicken Recipe

Golden Corral’s Bourbon Street Chicken

  • 1 Pound Chicken Leg or Thigh Meat, pulled apart or cut in bite size chunks 
  • 4 ounces Soy Sauce 
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder 
  • 1 teaspoon powdered Ginger 
  • 2 tablesoons dried minced Onion 
  • 1/2 cup Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey (that's KENTUCKY Bourbon!) 
  • 2 tablespoons White Wine


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients and pour over chicken pieces in a bowl. 
  2. Cover and refrigerate (stirring often) for several hours (best overnight). 
  3. Bake chicken at 350 for one hour in a single layer, basting every 10 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken.
  5. Scrape pan juices with all the brown bits into a frying pan. 
  6. Heat, and add 2 Tbs. white wine.
  7. Stir and add chicken.
  8. Cook for 1 minute and serve.


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Susan said...

Can you substitute something else for the bourbon?
We do not have this in our home..

Mark Hester said...


I don't know.

There is a person who keeps replying to this post and several others saying he worked at Golden Corral and there is no bourbon at all in the chicken. I would recommend his recipe -- but his page is so full of obscenities and rants about customers that I refuse to post his comment or link to his page.

I suppose, based upon his recipe, that you could just leave it out and try that.

Sorry. That's the best I can do.

Good luck.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this recipe! My son ate at a GC and has been asking for it ever since. I also saw the blog from the guy who claims to be a "GC veteran". LOL - that's not something I'd brag about. I'm a restaurant inspector of 20 years and NONE of us inspectors would ever eat in a GC. They are disgusting....dirty and poor food safety practices. Make it at home yourself instead! :)