Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Caramel Ginger Chicken Recipe

(Ga Caramen Voi Xot Gung)

Ingredients : Serves 4

2 tablespoons


2 cloves


100 g

750 g

125-150 ml

4 tablespoons

2 tablespoons



Groundnut oil

Large shallot, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Green chilies, finely chopped

Fresh root ginger, finely chopped

Boneless, skinless chicken, cut into 1 inch strips

Caramel syrup

Chicken stock

Vietnamese fish stock

Spring onions, sliced lengthways and cut in 1 inch strips

Coriander (cilantro) leaves for garnishing

Method :
  • Heat the oil in a wok until very hot.

  • Add the shallot, garlic, chilies, ginger and stir fry for 1 minute.

  • Add the the chicken strips, reduce the heat and stir fry for 4 minutes.

  • Add the caramel syrup, chicken stock and fish sauce.

  • Mix well, turn the heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Just before serving, add the spring onions and stir once.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

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