Nov 12, 2011

Sweet & Spicy Caramel Chicken with peanuts

This is a delicious chinese dish. Sweet and spicy!!! Very easy!!
8-10 boneless skinless chicken thighs, quartered.
1 TBLS oil

SAUCE (below)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup cold water
1-2 tsp soy sauce
1/3 cup fish sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 TBLP ginger paste, or fresh grated ginger
4 cloves garlic minced
1 dash hot Chinese sauce or any hot spice
(mix everything together in a bowl)

chopped green onion

chopped green or red peppers
chopped onion
Diced Jalapenos
Any other veggies you desire, or cashews

In a LARGE skillet or wok, add a little oil and start to brown chicken. Once chicken is about half cooked, add about 1/3 cup of the sauce. Sautee about 5 minutes (on high heat). Add the rest of the sauce and the raw vegetables. Keeping on high, allow the sauce to reduce into a glaze. (will take about 10 minutes at least). Just before the dish is complete add the green onions, peanuts and jalapenos. Serve with rice, or fried rice. ENJOY!

**note. It will seem like a lot of sauce at first, and really watery. Keep it on high heat, boiling - stir every couple minutes. Once it is nearly reduced, it will go fast, so keep a close eye on it, stir constantly. Remove from pan immediately, so it stops cooking. :)