Chicken in Caramel Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a yummy asian recipe that my aunt, who is vietamese, gave to me.She knew that I always love her food.The ingredients are long,but it doesn't take long to make.The fish sauce can be found at most grocery stores by the asian food aisle.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the brown sugar,water,fish sauce, rice vinegar,garlic,soy sauce,ginger,black pepper,and chiles in a small bowl.
  2. Mix well.Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pot over high heat.
  4. Add the shallot and saute until brown,about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and saute about 5 minutes or until slightly browned.
  6. Add the sauce mixture and bring to a boil.
  7. Turn the heat down to medium.
  8. Cook until liquid is reduced by half,about 12 minutes,stirring occasionaly.
  9. Serve chicken over steamed white rice.
  10. Garnish with sprigs of cilantro.


Most Helpful

Very tasty and very easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!

love2cook #5 May 19, 2013

This was fantastic ! Very easy to make and the family loved it (even the picky 16 year old who hates fish sauce !) I will make this a regularly at my place !

NovaM December 01, 2008

This is absolutely outstanding. The sweet caramelization of the chicken combined with the little heat from the chili pepper are terrific. I used splenda brown sugar blend to cut the sugar a little (and calories), it worked a treat. Made and reviewed for PAC fall 07

MarraMamba October 06, 2007

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