Monday, December 20, 2010

Caramelized Chicken Ga Kho

This caramelized chicken recipe is so good I just licked the bowl clean and am looking for more.

Unlike most caramelized recipes where you cook and caramelize the meat in a pan, I cooked the chicken on my indoor grill for that amazing outdoor flavor and caramelized the sauce in a pan then poured it over the chicken. The results were surprising. It was especially good as a leftover when the flavors had a chance come together overnight. Don't use anything but chicken thighs because they add to the flavor of this dish as well.

You can use this easy caramel sauce for pork and beef as well. I used it on grilled beef and added a little orange juice and it was really wonderful.

Bon Appetit!

Caramelized Chicken


2 lbs bone-in chicken thighs

2 tbs fish sauce

1 tbs brown sugar
Caramel Sauce:

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup fish sauce

1/3 cup rice vinegar

1/3 cup water

4 cloves of garlic - minced

2 tbs grated ginger

2 shallots - minced

2 jalapeƱo and 1 Thai chili

1 green onions, sliced


sesame seeds

Marinade the chicken in fish sauce and brown sugar for a half hour.

Make the sauce and set aside.

Cook the chicken on the grill. In the pan, turn the sauce on high until it caramelizes. Pour over chicken and add condiments and serve in a bowl with rice.