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 😉



Vortex Air Fryer Mall Style Bourbon Chicken

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 1 pound chicken leg or thigh meat cut in bite-size chunks - I prefer thighs
  • 4 ounces soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 cup Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey


  • Preheat your air fryer on BAKE to 350°F. Rack on the LOWEST level.
  • Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, powdered ginger, dried minced onion, and whiskey in a bowl and pour over chicken pieces in the pan. Make sure the pan will fit inside your air fryer first!
  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours until overnight.
  • Cook for 20 minutes. Check internal temp - should be 165'. If not, cook another 5 until done. If you like thicker sauce use a little corn starch to thicken.


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