Vortex Air Fryer Mall Bourbon Chicken

It took me forever but I FINALLY created a true mall-style Bourbon chicken recipe. This has taken YEARS of trial and error and the funny thing is, the key is the Vortex Air Fryer!

I have tried every way possible but cooking the chicken IN the sauce in the air fryer seems to be the key to getting it just right 😉



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Air Fryer Mall Style Bourbon Chicken

Sweet and sticky air fryer bourbon chicken is the perfect dish for chicken lovers!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 pound chicken leg or thigh meat cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 ounces soy sauce
  • ½ cup Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F.
  • Place chicken in an air fryer safe pan.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients together and pour over top of the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Place the pan in the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165°F internally.


1 teaspoon of cornstarch can be mixed with 1 teaspoon of water to create a thicker sauce.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1592mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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