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Spicy Caramel Chicken

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars
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"This is an updated version of one of my earliest and most popular recipes. This chicken is fast, easy, delicious and historically significant!"
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Ingredients

49 m servings 1004
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk grated ginger, garlic, brown sugar, rice vinegar, fish sauce, hot sauce, and soy sauce together in a large bowl.
  2. Place chicken chunks in a bowl. Pour 1/4 cup of the prepared sauce onto chicken chunks; mix until all chicken pieces are coated. Set aside 15 minutes.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over high heat. As soon as oil starts to smoke, place chicken chunks in a single layer in the pan. Cook and stir until chicken pieces start to caramelize and turn deep brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in sliced jalapeno and red peppers, peanuts, and green onions. Cook and stir one minute. Pour in remainder of sauce. Simmer until heated through, 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in cilantro. Serve over hot cooked rice and top with chopped green onions.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1004 calories; 47.7 93.6 49.7 191 1934 Full nutrition

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This is absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I made sure to use a cast iron skillet as I don't think the flavor would be quite there with a non-stick or thin pan. Used red peppers in mine...

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All the flavors are there but the saltiness overpowered everything and spoiled the dish.The only change I made was to cut back the heat. I used less hot sauce and substituted red peppers for the...

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This is absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I made sure to use a cast iron skillet as I don't think the flavor would be quite there with a non-stick or thin pan. Used red peppers in mine...

Delish! Yum! I left out the chili peppers (had to be careful for the other eater in my house) and the cilantro (didn't have it on hand), but otherwise I followed the recipe. I used a packet o...

This is delicious. I've made it several times now for guests and they've all raved about it, and it's my boyfriend's favorite dish that I make for him. I follow the recipe without any changes, h...

This recipe has flavor! Often times when I come across recipes for stir fry types they are really bland. My spouse and I enjoy a lot of flavor and heat! My changes - I used 4 jalapenos instea...

This is great, didn't change anything and saw where others suggested to let the chicken cook the 8-10 minutes to get the caramel type coating. So just watch your temp and it will make a nice coa...

All the flavors are there but the saltiness overpowered everything and spoiled the dish.The only change I made was to cut back the heat. I used less hot sauce and substituted red peppers for the...

HEE HAW! Oh boy, this is spicy! I used peppers from my garden, seeded and deveined. Sriracha for the hot sauce in the marinade. Sinus clearing but really good. Make sure to have plenty of r...

Wow! Just follow the recipe and watch the video. Delicious!

OMG Chef John, this was just fantastic! Although I rarely divert from your recipes because they are so marvelous, I added some shitake mushrooms and this was terrific. Thank you!