Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

Vietnamese Caramel Chicken is a pan fried chicken seasoned with fish sauce then cooked in a savory sweet caramel made with palm sugar


Caramel in Chicken? Well it might sound odd but if you come to think of it salty and sweet will always be a perfect combination whether it a dessert or a savoury dish. Time and time again these two flavours had made desserts like salted caramel anything, ginataang halo halo with a pinch of salt, bacon chocolate cupcakes and most of Thai dishes really stand out.

So, what is Caramel Chicken? Basically, this Vietnamese dish is a simple pan-fried chicken coated in a sauce made with melted palm sugar, vinegar and fish sauce with a slight kick of green chillies. Most of the flavour profiles can be found in this one dish, salty, sweet and spicy, it is definitely delicious, it is amazing! Great to serve with Asian side salad alongside some freshly steamed jasmine rice.

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Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Description

Vietnamese Caramel Chicken is a pan fried chicken seasoned with fish sauce then cooked in a savory sweet caramel made with palm sugar


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Ingredients

Chicken

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken in the marinade ingredients for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat up a heavy pan in high heat, add a small amount of oil then once it starts smoking pan fry the chicken on all sides until it turns golden brown and crispy. Remove the chicken then set it aside.
  3. Lower the heat to medium, add more oil then sauté garlic.
  4. Add the water together with the sugar, fish sauce and apple cider vinegar. Bring back the chicken to the pan, put heat to low and continue to cook the chicken turning it over once in a while for 15 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the sauce becomes thicker in consistency.
  5. Add the finger chillies, toss it with the chicken then turn off heat and serve.

 

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1 Response

  1. I love the combination of sweet and salty, so I am absolutely sure that I would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Raymund.

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