Rating: 4.33 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Here is a very low cost and simple recipe for a great Vietnamese chicken recipe, Maho. It is something we eat on a regular basis, and my toddler likes it too, so you know it is yummy.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the rice stand, covered, while you finish the dish.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering, and cook and stir the garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the chicken, and cook and stir until seared and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce and peanuts, and cook and stir until the chicken is no longer pink inside, and the soy sauce has coated the chicken and peanuts, 5 more minutes. Remove the chicken mixture from the heat.

  • Line 4 plates with lettuce leaves, and scoop 1 cup of cooked rice onto each leaf. Top with chicken-peanut mixture, and sprinkle each plate with mandarin orange slices.

Cook's Note

This Vietnamese chicken recipe is easy and it has great flavor. If you find your soy sauce is still watery but the chicken is done, scoop out the chicken and set aside while the soy sauce reduces. Return the chicken to the pan to warm it back up.

Nutrition Facts

693 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 91g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 50.4mg; sodium 511.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Very simple fast and easy dish. I added poje tsp of sugar as the Vietnamese do too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2012
Cooked this for my wife and I, and thought it was good but lacked flavor from the peanuts and soy sauce was watery. Added a tbsp of peanut butter to the leftovers on the stove (about 2 servings) and reheated. Wow! Gave it the flavor and consistency I was looking for. Will try it again with this modification. Read More
(4)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Very simple fast and easy dish. I added poje tsp of sugar as the Vietnamese do too. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2012
Cooked this for my wife and I, and thought it was good but lacked flavor from the peanuts and soy sauce was watery. Added a tbsp of peanut butter to the leftovers on the stove (about 2 servings) and reheated. Wow! Gave it the flavor and consistency I was looking for. Will try it again with this modification. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2018
Quick and easy came out really good I actually used green onions and added some mushrooms... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2019
It was good not great the first night. I reduced the peanuts to a third of a cup and added mushroom and bean sprouts. Served with peanut sauce and rice noodles instead of rice. What made it go from good to great was letting the sauce reduce over a day. Cook this wait a day then reheat the next night. Then it's REALLY good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2016
4.19.16 Had the can of mandarin orange slices out but simply forgot to open it....aaaargh! I did add some sliced bell pepper and onion to this recipe otherwise prepared as written (except for adding the orange slices). The soy sauce cooked out pretty quickly so I did add a little more plus some water to keep the chicken moist. Never had Maho before but we liked it. Read More