Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

barbara lentz


Beautiful sweet and salty glazed chicken


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 4
    chicken thighs deboned
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1
    jalapeno seeded and diced

  • 2 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar

How to Make Vietnamese Caramel Chicken


  1. Mix all ingredients for caramel sauce in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add oil to a cast iron skillet or any skillet. Place on medium to high heat until starts to smoke. Place chicken skin side down and cook until crispy. Turn chicken and cook until crispy on back. Add the garlic and continue to cook about 1 minute. Pour the caramel sauce over the chicken. Lower the heat and simmer until the sauce reduces and becomes amber in color.
  3. Add the jalapenos and cook another minute. Serve immediately.

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About Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Vietnamese

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