Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 pounds Chicken

  2. 4 Cloves Garlic

  3. 1 large Onion

  4. 3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

  5. 1 Salt

  6. 2 tablespoons Minced Lemon Grass

  7. 1 teaspoon Ground Chilies

  8. 4 tablespoons Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam)

  9. 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar

  10. 1 tablespoon Caramel Sauce

  11. 1 cup Water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Rinse chicken and dry well. Cut into small pieces. Peel garlic and slice finely. Cut onion into halves lengthwise and then cut lengthwise into ½ inch strips. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add a pinch of of salt, garlic and onion. Fry over medium heat until onion is opaque. Add lemon grass and chili. Fry 1 - 2 minutes until fragrant. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned.

  2. 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 water if necessary. CARAMEL SAUCE: Mix ½ cup sugar with 4 tablespoons of water in 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 ½ cup water to mixture. Stir until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat and store in jar in refrigerator.


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