Thursday, January 21, 2010
Vietnamese Caramelized Chicken, Ga Kho
Every once in a while you find a recipe that you know you're going to be making for a long, long time. This recipe, from the Ravenous Couple, is one of those recipes. I love the convenience and flavor of boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or you can use bone-in), but I find myself making the same recipes over and over again--and while they're good, they get a little tired. This recipe is full of flavor--lots of garlic, ginger, shallots, vinegar, fish sauce, chilis, and brown sugar--and the sauce practically melts into the chicken. The ingredients are all things I tend to have on hand (though I'm still not sure what happened to the rice vinegar ... champagne vinegar worked just fine), and it all takes very little time to throw together. The chicken marinated while i got the rice and some vegetables going, and the final dish only took 10-15 min. to cook.