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  1. 3 lbs 1362g / 48oz Chicken

  2. 4 Garlic

  3. 1 Onion (large)

  4. 3 tablespoons 45ml Vegetable oil

  5. 1 Salt

  6. 2 tablespoons 30ml Lemon grass - minced

  7. 1 teaspoon 5ml Ground chilies

  8. 4 tablespoons 60ml Fish sauce - (nuoc nam)

  9. 1 tablespoon 15ml Granulated sugar

  10. 1 tablespoon 15ml Caramel sauce - (below)

  11. 1 cup 237ml Water

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  1. Recipe Instructions Rinse chicken and dry well. Cut into small pieces. Peel garlic and slice finely. Cut onion into halves lengthwise and then cut lengthwise into 1/2" strips. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add a pinch of salt, garlic and onion. Fry over medium heat until onion becomes translucent. Add lemon grass and chili. Fry 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned. Add fish sauce, sugar and caramel sauce. Mix well. Add 1 cup water and cook 45 minutes or until chicken is tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary. Makes 4 servings. CARAMEL SAUCE: Mix 1/2 c sugar with 4 tablespoons of water in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil until mixture changes color. Turn heat down to low and heat until brown. Add 1/2 cup water to mixture. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and store in a jar in the refrigerator.


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