About the Dish:
Caramel Chicken is a sweet and savory Asian recipe that features tender chicken pieces coated in a rich caramel sauce. The dish is known for its sticky texture and delicious combination of flavors. The caramel sauce is made by caramelizing sugar until it turns amber in color, and then adding soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and other seasonings. The chicken is cooked in this sauce until it becomes tender and absorbs all the flavors. It is often garnished with sesame seeds and green onions for added taste and presentation. Caramel Chicken is a popular dish in many Asian countries, including China, Vietnam, and Thailand. It is typically served with steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal.
|Chicken thighs||1.5 lbs|
|Soy sauce||1/4 cup|
|Garlic cloves, minced||4|
|Ginger, grated||1 tbsp|
|Sesame oil||1 tbsp|
|Green onions, chopped||2|
|Sesame seeds||1 tbsp|
- Step 1: Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until it melts and turns a deep amber color. Be careful not to burn it.
- Step 2: Carefully add the soy sauce to the caramelized sugar. It will bubble and steam, so be cautious. Stir well to combine.
- Step 3: Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, and sesame oil to the skillet. Stir to mix everything together.
- Step 4: Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and coat them evenly with the caramel sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
- Step 5: Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice it into thin strips.
- Step 6: Serve the caramel chicken over steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds for added flavor and presentation.