Vietnamese Ginger Chicken

This recipe has very few ingredients which makes easy it ideal for the end of the week dinner, before you get that grocery shopping in! Fair warning though, that because of all the fish sauce in this recipe, although that make it delicious, it will also temporarily stink up your kitchen!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes


1 lb. | chicken, cubed

2 tbsp | fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into small pieces

2 tbsp | granulated sugar

3 tbsp | fish sauce

2 tbsp | chicken broth

1 | shallot, diced (optional)


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high heat, once the skillet is nice and hot add the 2 tbsp of sugar and turn the temperature down to medium heat. Allow sugar to caramelize, about 3-4 minutes, making sure not to burn.
  2. Add ginger to the skillet and stir for about 30 seconds. If it becomes candy-like, no worries it will dissolve later.
  3. Now add fish sauce, chicken broth, chicken, and shallots (if desired) to the pan.
  4. Cook on medium-high heat until the outside of the chicken is mostly cooked, then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer. Cook until chicken is completely cooked through and sauce is thick, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve over a bed of rice and enjoy!

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