I love making food that is better than take out at home! I also love it when it is quick and easy and delicious. Vietnamese Caramel Chicken is exactly what this recipe was. Grumpy never complains when he knows I’m making a recipe that might be something we could order as take out. His favorite ever recipe that is better than take out is the Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe. He happened to be looking at my photos with me recently and told me that I needed to redo them for the Honey Walnut Shrimp. I kind of agree, but I also think it is his way to get me to make that recipe again!
This recipe totally caught my eye in the most recent Cooking Light Magazine. While it was a great recipe, the instructions were incomplete! That is sad when it happens, however, fortunate for me, I cook often enough to realize what was needed. The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup chicken broth, divided and then it does not tell you what to do with the remaining broth. I decided it was to use some cornstarch to thicken up the sauce some as the sauce was very runny. I included this in my instructions to the recipe.
This was absolutely delicious with the steamed baby bok choy. You could also serve this atop of jasmine rice. I did leave the rice out just because of the carbs and we were satisfied enough! To steam the bok choy, I just halved them, rinsed them, and put them in my Tupperware steamer in the microwave for 2 minutes. Came out perfect!
Vietnamese Caramel Chicken
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
4 teaspoons canola oil
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small 1
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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