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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 298.3
  • Total Fat: 12.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,031.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 27.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Ga Kho - Vietnamese Caramel Ginger Chicken calories by ingredient
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Ga Kho - Vietnamese Caramel Ginger Chicken

Submitted by: TYGRLILY


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup water
    3 tbsp canola oil
    1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
    1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled, and cut into matchsticks
    2 garlic cloves, sliced
    1 lb. chicken breasts, no skin & fat trimmed
    2 tbsp plus 1 tsp fish sauce
    1/4 tsp kosher salt
    1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp dried red chile flakes
    3 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

Heat a large straight-sided skillet over medium heat and add sugar. Cook until the sugar starts to melt and turn brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, swirling the pan frequently, until the caramel is bubbling and turns reddish brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and, very carefully, pour in water. Please be sure to turn your face aside while you do this so you do not get splattered. If the caramel hardens, set the pan over medium-high heat. Stir until the caramel dissolves, then pour it into a heatproof measuring cup or bowl.

With hot water (so the leftover caramel bits don't seize up on the bottom of the pan), clean and dry the pan. Place the skillet over medium-high heat and heat canola oil in the skillet. Add onion and ginger. Cook for 1 minute. Add sliced garlic and cook for an additional minute. With a slotted spoon, remove the onion, ginger, and garlic from the oil and reserve in a bowl.

To the skillet, add chicken. Cook until the chicken no longer looks raw on the outside, about 2 minutes per side. Add the reserved caramel sauce, fish sauce, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, black pepper, and chili flakes. Mix to coat the chicken. Reduce the heat to medium and cook (the mixture will be simmering briskly) until the chicken is cooked through, turning the chicken every 2 to 3 minutes, about 20 minutes. Stir in the reserved onions, ginger, and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 additional minutes.

Transfer the chicken and cooked aromatics (ginger, etc.) to a serving platter. Thinly slice 3 green onions and use to garnish the chicken. Serve with rice.

Makes ~4 servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TYGRLILY.






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