There's something about foods that are sticky and sweet. Think barbecue, sticky buns, taffy... and chicken. Yes, chicken! This recipe for Vietnamese Style Caramel Chicken is a sweet and savory dish that's full of complex flavor yet so simple and quick to prepare in less than 30 minutes!
Ingredients 12 oz chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp cooking wine 1/2 tbsp sesame oil 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp flour 1 tbsp cornstarch 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Sauce: 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1-2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp light soy sauce 1/4 cup water 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds Instructions Marinate chicken in soy sauce, wine, sesame oil and sugar for about an hour. Mix flour and cornstarch and place in a large ziploc bag. Drain chicken and add to flour mixture.
Today I’m back with yet another Chinese-American dish – Orange Chicken. It seems as though you can find orange chicken almost anywhere you want to eat these days. It is most commonly found at fast food restaurants, but don’t worry, this is so much better than anything you will find there. What really makes this recipe stand out is the combination of both orange and lemon juice. Once again we are also using the deep dryer for cooking the battered chicken.
This recipe for General Tso’s chicken has been the most popular on this site since I first posted it in 2009. Month after month it continues to be the most viewed and searched for recipe here. I love that so many of you, presumably, have visited on a mission to replicate this tasty dish from a favorite take-out. Over the past few months, I’ve been testing and retesting this recipe for my cookbook , and want to share a new revised version. I’ve loved all your feedback and incorporated some changes that’ll make this General Tso’s even better. The sauce, for example, has a couple of new ingredients to round out the tomato base.