Wednesday, October 04, 2006


After many requests I have decided to post this recipe. I can’t take any credit for finding it however indulging in it and enjoying every bite I can!!! This recipe was found by our resident chef (aka Domestic Goddess Samantha Cosatto) and it’s origins are from the one and only Bill Granger. We have a few favorites at the family room and Jamie and Bill are two of our tops!

The recipe is for CARAMEL CHICKEN and it is simply delish. Remember ALL the recipes we give you are tried and tested and have passed all palette testing within thefamiyroom (meaning hubby, children and guests.......).

Here we go:
8 Chicken thigh fillets, skinless chopped in half
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 red onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
freshly ground black pepper
60ml (1/4 cup) dark soy sauce
115g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
60ml (1/4 cup) fish sauce

Place the chicken and oil in a large bowl and toss to combine. Heat a large frying pan over a high heat until hot. Add the chicken, in two batches, and cook for 2 minutes on one side until lightly brown, turn and cook for another minute. Remove from the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and add a little extra oil if needed. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return the chicken to the pan, sprinkle liberally with black pepper, add the soy sauce and stir to combine. Cover the pan, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase the heat to high, add the sugar and stir to combine. Cook uncovered for 3 to 4 minutes, for until the sauce is rich, dark and syrupy. Add the fish sauce and stir to combine. Place in a serving dish and serve with steamed rice and green vegetables.

Serve with Steamed Rice and Green Veggies

Green Veggies:

You can either steam these or lightly stir fry in a tablespoon of oil and garlic – either way tastes great.
Be adventurous with your veggies there is more to life than green beans, frozen peas and iceberg lettuce.

To make life easy for you and to take the headache out of meal planning we have included a shopping list for this meal (we will do this for all of our meal recipes). All you need to do is simply cut, paste, print and away you go to the shops armed with everything you need for a healthy, substantial meal that will make you look like a total legend at home.

Grocery List:
8 Chicken thighs
1 red onion
1 bulb of garlic
Dark soy sauce (if you’ve run out)
Fish sauce (this is a great ingredient to have on hand – it’s becoming more and more popular so don’t hesitate to buy. It keeps in the fridge for sometime).
Broccoli (Chinese or normal – Chinese is the long skinny one)
Snow peas
Baby Bok Choy

Enjoy and remember to share this with friends......everything tastes better when it’s shared :)

Susan xoxo


Anonymous said...

Yum, yum, yum this is a great recipe and the shopping list.....what else can a busy single girl as for when she needs to make a romantic meal in a hurry! Try this, you'll love it.

Anonymous said...

Your resident chef (Sam) obviously has great taste. Thanks for the idea it was well appreciated.

Anonymous said...

a shopping list. what a great idea, you just made my day so much easier. i know what we're having for dinner tomorrow.

cj said...

Sounds so good!!!
Get Sam recommending more meals!!!

Anonymous said...

this is amazing, so easy and the shopping list. thumbs up from our family.

Kim said...

I just made this dish for my family and even my kids loved it! At 5 & 7 years old they usually only love spaghetti! A HUGE success

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