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Quick and Easy Braised Chicken Thighs

Based on the traditional recipe for Caramel Braised dishes you would find at Vietnamese restaurants.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse the chicken thighs and pat dry. You can leave them whole (which will take a little bit longer to cook) or cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Clean and rinse the scallions and coarsely chop. Set some aside for garnish.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or pot on medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken into the pan and sear. Optionally, you can add 1/2 tsp of olive oil to the pan before searing but it is not necessary.
  • Once the chicken is seared, add Caramel Braising Sauce, about 3-4 tbsps, and scallions. For best results shake the bottle well so all the spices are mixed evenly. Stir the meat, onions, and sauce together.
  • Turn to low heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. This will allow the juices to combine with the Caramel Braising Sauce to thin the sauce, and let the meat cook through all the way.

Notes

If you are in a hurry, turn the heat to medium-high and stir-fry all the ingredients until the meat is cooked through, in about 3-4 minutes. This method works best with 1-inch chicken pieces and will give you a stickier sauce consistency.