This stunning dish is an amazing combination of sweet, spicy, and salty flavors all sticking to succulent pieces of chicken.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

615 calories; 33.2 g total fat; 129 mg cholesterol; 1967 mg sodium. 37.9 g carbohydrates; 43 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Really good! I omitted the water after a first try because it's a lot easier to reduce the sauce. I like to use Thai chili sauce instead of Jalapenos because I always have it on hand that way I can really slam it together if I get the urge. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2012
(I thought) I followed the recipe exactly and it took an hour for the sauce to reduce! We eventually ate and everyone loved it (or maybe everyone was just starving). I will try it again and omit the water. I cooked it in a wok...maybe that was my problem /: Read More
(18)
469 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 365
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Really good! I omitted the water after a first try because it's a lot easier to reduce the sauce. I like to use Thai chili sauce instead of Jalapenos because I always have it on hand that way I can really slam it together if I get the urge. Read More
(82)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Really good! I omitted the water after a first try because it's a lot easier to reduce the sauce. I like to use Thai chili sauce instead of Jalapenos because I always have it on hand that way I can really slam it together if I get the urge. Read More
(82)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2012
Just made this for dinner tonight. Delicious! I wasn't prepared to make it so had to do some substitutions. (White onions for green onions more soy sauce for the fish sauce) Even with the substitutions this spicy dish was superb served over brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2012
WOW this is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! My thighs were pretty big so I cut my pieces a bit smaller. The flavors here are perfect! This could not have been easier to make but it really seems like you spent some time in the kitchen. Served this over jasmine rice. I will be making this over and over which is not gonna be good for my waistline lol...SOOOO GOOD and definitly worthy of more than 5 stars YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2013
Chef John I'd like to meet you some day and give you a big ol' hug! I love the way you cook. I made this for my boys and everyone was amazed by how good it was. And for such a simple dish it had a really complex flavor that knocked all our socks off! The recipe is versatile enough to accommodate what you have on hand or for your personal tastes. I didn't have fish sauce so I substituted with about a teaspoon of anchovy paste in 1/3 cup soy sauce. The fresh jalapeno didn't appeal to me so instead I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes. The key ingredients for the sauce are the soy/fish sauce brown sugar rice vinegar garlic and ginger. If you start there and add/subtract what you like/don't like this will always be a hit. For those of you who had trouble getting the sauce to thicken; this dish must be cooked on high heat for the entire cooking time in order to achieve the right caramelization on the chicken and to get the sauce to reduce. I used the entire amount of water called for and my reduction took between 10-15 minutes. The sauce will bubble and foam. That's ok. That's what you're looking for to get it to reduce. Don't be afraid of how hard it boils. Let it do what it do!!! DO NOT USE BREAST MEAT! Boneless skinless thighs can withstand the high temperatures required to make this dish. Breast meat will dry out way before your sauce is properly reduced. Fantastic with a side of steamed broccoli with a bit of the sauce drizzled over it. YUM!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
This recipe was absolutely fantastic! Make sure you watch the video before making it because it's got some crucial things in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
This was so good. I really can't say enough good things about it. Only made 3 changes I used oyster sauce instead of fish (just what I had) no cilantro no one likes it and no jalapeno (didn't have any)! I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2012
(I thought) I followed the recipe exactly and it took an hour for the sauce to reduce! We eventually ate and everyone loved it (or maybe everyone was just starving). I will try it again and omit the water. I cooked it in a wok...maybe that was my problem /: Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2012
4 1/2 Stars- but I'll round up! Seriously one of the best Asian Chicken recipes I've ever made. The chicken was a perfect combination of sweet and spicy the 1/2 star I took off was because I found the recipe a bit too salty. I'm sure this will probably vary depending on the brands of soy/fish sauce you use. I would start light on both then add if needed. I made half a recipe for my boyfriend and I with a side of sesame green beans and brown rice. I was worried it wouldn't be enough food as I only had 3 chicken thighs but it was perfect if not too much food. I had no troubles with the liquid ratio but I did have a big pan with not much meat (and a gas stove). I would tend to think that maybe the people who are having trouble may be overcrowding the pan. All in all this is a wow-worthy recipe definitely suitable for company. I'll be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
I am ONLY reviewing the sauce because I went in a different direction with my chicken. I used rotisserie chicken thighs and French cut green beans and almonds. I made the sauce exactly as written and just reduced it down then added my chicken green beans and almonds to heat through. Served over brown Jasmine rice with egg rolls on the side. The sauce is wonderful and would be good on just about any Asian-inspired sauce you chose to use it in. I will definitely make this again maybe even as written sometime! But I dunno my version is going to be hard to beat.:-) Read More
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