Chicken with lemon grass & chili - ga xao xa

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Chicken
4 \N Cloves Garlic
1 large Onion
3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 \N Salt
2 tablespoons Minced Lemon Grass
1 teaspoon Ground Chilies
4 tablespoons Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam)
1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
1 tablespoon Caramel Sauce
1 cup Water

Rinse chicken and dry well. Cut into small pieces. Peel garlic and slice finely. Cut onion into halves lengthwise and then cut lengthwise into ½ inch strips. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add a pinch of of salt, garlic and onion. Fry over medium heat until onion is opaque. Add lemon grass and chili. Fry 1 - 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 chicken is tender. Stir occasionally and add water if necessary. CARAMEL SAUCE: Mix ½ cup sugar with 4 tablespoons of water in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil until mixture changes color. Turn heat down to low and heat until brown. Add ½ cup water to mixture. Stir until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat and store in jar in refrigerator.

Submitted By ROBERT.FOSTER@... (ROBERT FOSTER) On 15 AUG 1995 132210 -0500

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