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Chicken in Lemon Grass and Chili (Ga Xao Xa Ot)

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Category: Poultry, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lb Chicken
  • 1 Large onion
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 ts Ground chilies
  • 1 tb Granulated sugar
  • 1 c Water
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 3 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 tb Minched lemon grass
  • 4 tb Fish sauce(nuoc mam)
  • 1 tb Caramel sauce


Rinse chicken and dry well. Cut into small pieces. Peel garlic and slice
finely. Cut onion into halves lengthwise and then cut lengthwise into 1/2
inch strips. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add a pinch of
salt, garlic and onion. Fry over medium heat until onion becomes
translucent. Add lemon grass and chili. Fry 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add chicken and cook until lightly browned. Add fish sauce, sugar and
caramel sauce. Mix well. Add 1 cup water and cook 45 minutes or until
chicen is tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary. Makes
4 servings. CARAMEL SAUCE: Mix 1/2 c sugar with 4 tablespoons of water in
heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil until mixture
changes colour. Turn heat down to low and heat until brown. Add 1/2 cup
water to mixture. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and
store in a jar in the refrigerator.

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