Caramelized Chicken with Ginger

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes

Caramelized chicken with ginger (ga kho gung) is one of the most popular dishes in family meals. The dish is especially preferred in chilly winter days when the sweet taste of the chicken flavored with ginger becomes more comforting than ever.

Caramelized Chicken with Ginger Photo: @viethomecooking

Detailed Instructions


  • 1 pound of chicken breast, chopped, or chicken wings, halved
  • ½ cup ginger root, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, molasses or caramel sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Marinate prepared chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon molasses or caramel sauce and 2 tablespoon fish sauce. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat, add chicken and stir fry until light crisp and add ginger. Stir fry until chicken is cooked, add ½ cup of water, simmer in low heat for 20 minutes, until the juice evaporates. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. This dish can be served hot or cold, with steamed rice and slice of cucumber.
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