Culinary Cooking and Concepts
Chef John Findley, Executive Chef, University Club of MSU
Featured Food: Chicken Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 medium size chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 c bourbon
  • ½ c maple syrup
  • Southwest seasoning (optional)


In a medium size bowl, rub salt and pepper on the chicken and let set. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the chicken on a sprayed baking tray. Once the oven is ready, put the chicken in the oven and bake for about 13-18 minutes. While the chicken is baking, put the bourbon in a small pot over med-high heat and reduce by three quarters. Watch out, it will probably flame up on you. Add the syrup and simmer on low heat for a couple of minutes. When the chicken is ready, pour the reduction over the chicken and serve.

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