Everyday Meals

Chef John's Caramel Chicken

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  • ⅓ cup fish sauce
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 8boneless, skinless chicken thighs, quartered
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts
  • 2fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Whisk brown sugar, water, fish sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in a bowl until brown sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Set aside.

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  • Step 2

    Heat oil over high heat in a skillet. Stir in chicken.

  • Step 3

    Pour 1/3 cup of the brown sugar mixture over chicken; cook and stir until the brown sugar mixture has a syrup-like consistency, 6 to 7 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Pour in the remaining brown sugar mixture; cook until chicken is tender and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Stir in in peanuts, jalapenos and green onion; cook until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Garnish with cilantro and serve.

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