Asian-style chicken with steamed rice.

DanW
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Caramel Sauce:

Directions

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  • Combine sugar, fish sauce, and black pepper in a shallow plate and turn chicken in the marinade. Set aside for 10 minutes.

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  • Combine water, fish sauce, sugar, and rice vinegar in a bowl. Set caramel sauce aside.

  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and pan-fry chicken, skin-side up, until bottoms turn slightly crispy and brown, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook until skin is slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and transfer to a plate.

  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the skillet and cook garlic for 30 seconds. Return chicken to the skillet and add caramel sauce. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear. Caramel sauce should be reduced and turn amber in color. Add jalapenos and cook for 1 more minute.

Cook's Note:

You can also use apple cider vinegar in place of rice vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

464 calories; 30.4 g total fat; 141 mg cholesterol; 676 mg sodium. 6.7 g carbohydrates; 38.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
OMG is this good!!! And it's easy! Tastes just like take-out that we all love so much but can never duplicate at home! Note, you gotta love fish sauce to like this. There's definitely that offputting fish sauce smell when the chicken is marinating, but that goes away once cooked and served. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and they were so tender. I ended up simmering the chicken for 10 mins after adding the sauce. I served this over jasmine rice. Keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
OMG is this good!!! And it's easy! Tastes just like take-out that we all love so much but can never duplicate at home! Note, you gotta love fish sauce to like this. There's definitely that offputting fish sauce smell when the chicken is marinating, but that goes away once cooked and served. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and they were so tender. I ended up simmering the chicken for 10 mins after adding the sauce. I served this over jasmine rice. Keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
OMG is this good!!! And it's easy! Tastes just like take-out that we all love so much but can never duplicate at home! Note, you gotta love fish sauce to like this. There's definitely that offputting fish sauce smell when the chicken is marinating, but that goes away once cooked and served. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and they were so tender. I ended up simmering the chicken for 10 mins after adding the sauce. I served this over jasmine rice. Keeper! Read More
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