Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms in Bourbon Jelly

Sometimes you just need a little bourbon!  

We were near Louisville, KY, in bourbon country, a while back and I saw a jar of bourbon jelly on the sideboard at the bed and breakfast where we were staying.  I enquired about it and was told how delicious it is on biscuits, pancakes, etc. so of course; I bought a jar of it.  He was right, it is!

Last night while I was sautéing chicken breasts, I looked in the refrigerator for something to complement the chicken and saw the bourbon jelly sitting there.  So, I grabbed it and the bottle of Nellie & Joe’s Lime Juice.  (If you’ve never used it, it’s the best!)  Then mushrooms were added, a little garlic powder, salt and pepper and dinner was about ready.

Since the jelly was a little sweet, I counteracted this with the lime juice.  They blended great together and along with the tomato salad, dinner was a delicious thing!

Now, I hear that there is Cherry Bourbon Jelly….

Sautéed Chicken Breasts Mushrooms in Bourbon Jelly


1 tablespoon olive oil
3 or 4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup bourbon jelly
1/3 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large skillet, heat olive oil.
Add chicken breasts and cook for 10 minutes.
Add mushrooms and sauté.
Whisk together jelly, lime juice and garlic powder, add to chicken.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook until chicken is tender and done.



  1. A delicious looking wholesome meal! I have not tried bourbon before!

  2. You are right, yum sounds just the right word for this recipe. Diane

  3. Sounds like a great dish! Would certainly love to get a jar but don't know if I can get it here.

  4. Ooh! That sounds good! The cherry bourbon sounds awesome too! I'll have to look for that! Thanks!

  5. WOW, what a delightful recipe! The bourbon jelly sounds intriguing, too!

    So many good recipes on your blog!

  6. Hi, Pam. I am pleased to see you among my followers. Based on what I see here, I'm going to follow you as well. The chicken, the kohlrabi, the shrimp (among your most recent posts) show you to be more than just a "cook." And I'm a fellow Taurus (4/26)!

  7. I'll take double the bourbon and skip the mushrooms, please. I don't eat fungus, but bourbon is just dandy!

  8. Bourbon jelly? That is so new to me.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. This looks pretty tasty!

  10. May I know what's bourbon jelly? It's the 1st time I've heard of it.

  11. So happy you found me Pam so I could find your delightfull yummy site.
    My daughter will love coming over here too.
    Thank you for leaving me such a kind comment and to let me know about your son too. I appreciate it more than you know.
    Looking forward to being a new follower and getting to know you.
    I hope you entered my giveaway while you were at my site. It ends Friday

  12. Very creative Pam! It looks like you and Bill had a tasty dinner! I love to try new products. I even have my husband on the lookout for new food products.

  13. Bourbon Jelly is now on my list to try. This dish looks great, tnx for sharing :)

  14. kitchen flavours, thanks! It was really good!

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, it was, Diane! Have a good day!

    busygran, it's flavorful and hope you can find something similar!

    Debbi, yes! I have to find the cherry also!

    Holly, the Old Western Gal, it is definitely unique and worked great with the chicken. Thanks!

    StephenC, welcome! And thanks so much and I will enjoy following you! I love to cook and am always happy to meet another Taurus!

    Suldog, I'll drink to that! Thanks for stopping by!

    tigerfish, yes, new to me also and I was intrigued when I saw it.

    Sunshine, thank you and the same to you! Great sunny name!

    Meldylocks and Her Three Bears, it is a jelly with the ingredients being: sugar, bourbon, pectin, lemon juice and vanilla. Hope that explains it!

    Grandma Yellow Hair, welcome here! You're so welcome and I wish your granddaughter and your daughter the best! I'm looking forward to getting to know you also. I will be checking out the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!

    Linda, we did! I too love to try new products and see how it goes. Have a good day!

  15. Grace, great! Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

  16. this rocks can't beat a lil alcohol in cooking lol

  17. Bourbon jelly! Is sure sounds delicious...would love to try it!

  18. Pam,

    Sounds wonderful. I have never seen bourbon jelly. I wonder if there is a recipe for it somewhere???


  19. It looks delicious, I've never had bourbon jelly...Happy week Pam, kiss M/M for me!

  20. Have you heard the saying, I like to cook with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food? Maybe the same could be said for bourbon -ha! Just kidding, the recipe looks great!

  21. This sounds wonderful! Thank you for your kind words about my blog and for following. I am now one of your followers as well! Looking forward to more of your great recipes,


  22. MMmmmm, this chicken dish sounds very tasty indeed. And the cherry bourbon jelly concept also intrigues me! Lovely post.

  23. I wonder if there are any recipes floating around the internet for that jelly. There is no hope of my visiting KY anytime soon. I love the way you used it (and I agree that lime juice is the best!). What a great meal.

    I am putting you on my blog list, so I can come visit often!

  24. Bourbon Jelly - oh, that really sounds tasty! I'll be on the lookout for it.

    Your chicken dish looks so yummy. It has mushrooms, too!

  25. Interesting - I would never have tried it on my own. Looks delish!


  26. This looks fabulous. I've got to try it. May have to order the bourbon jelly. Would it be good with a little cream cheese on crackers?

  27. Yes, a little bourbon can't hurt. :)

  28. a little bourbon goes a long husband would looooove this meal....don't have the jelly here but straight up out of the bottle couldn't hurt

  29. This looks so good and it's something I have never tried. I will be off to look for the ingredience. Thank you for what looks like a wonderful recipe.

  30. Chow and Chatter, you said it! lol

    Juliana, it is and thanks for the visit!

    Carol at Serendipity, this was the first I had heard of it also. I bet there is a recipe out there for it and I will be searching.

    Jacqueline, thank you! Gives yours a big smooch for me too!

    midwesttomidlands, yes! I think W.C. Fields said that and I'm thinking it would work with bourbon as well!

    Jane, welcome! And thanks so much. Looking forward to your future posts!

    Jane, the cherry bourbon jelly definitely got my attention also and I will be looking for it. Thanks!

    Kristen, yes I would imagine there are recipes for it out there and I will try to find one. The lime juice was perfect with it and I think much better than lemon juice. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    JG, thanks! I love the flavor of mushrooms with chicken and the jelly took it over the top!

    Chatty Crone, thank you! It's fun to try something different even if sometimes it doesn't work out. I've had that happen more than once!

    Buttercup, thanks! Yes, it would be delicious with the cream cheese on crackers. Yum!

    Joan, great minds think alike!

    jelena, yes! That would probably work great also! Hope you try it for your husband!

    Charli and me, you're welcome. I hope you find it and give it a try!

  31. mmmmmmmmmm....looks and sounds so wonderful!!

  32. That does sound great...never even heard of bourbon jelly...i will have to search for it!

  33. Bourbon jelly? Oh yes, how awesome is that?!

  34. Dinner looks great. Bourbon jelly sounds like something I need to find.

  35. Jenn, thanks and you are right!

    Italians Do Eat Better, graziei!, si! E'bella. Un saluto.

    Clements Family, it's good! Thanks!

    Abbey, kind of different, for sure!

    Mimi, thank you! Have a good day!

  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is really lovely - and I'm a sucker for recipes that call for bourbon. This looks great! :)

  37. Ashley, thanks! You know a good thing!


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