Chicken in Lemongrass (Ga Xao Xa Ot)

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READY IN: 1hr 2mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse chicken and dry well.
  • Cut into small pieces.
  • Peel garlic and slice finely.
  • Cut onion into halves lengthwise and then cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch strips.
  • Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add a pinch of salt, garlic and onion.
  • Fry over medium heat until onion becomes translucent.
  • Add lemon grass and chili.
  • Fry 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add chicken and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add fish sauce, sugar and caramel sauce.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 1 cup water and cook 45 minutes or until chicen is tender.
  • Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary.
  • CARAMEL SAUCE: Mix 1/2 c sugar with 4 tablespoons of water in heavy saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil until mixture changes colour.
  • Turn heat down to low and heat until brown.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to mixture.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and store in a jar in the refrigerator.
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