There are lots of reasons to make this easy dinner dish, but the most important reason is the sauce. The sauce is incredibly addicting. It’s a slightly sweet, vinegary, and gingery sauce studded with golden and caramelized garlic cloves. I could (almost) drink the sauce.
This caramel chicken recipe from Bon Appetit is one of my favorites. It’s easy to make– Z and I made this on a weekday night! Paired with some brown rice and a simple kale salad, it made for a delicious dinner.
I’ll admit…it’s pretty easy to pick up Asian-inspired takeout in a mystery brown sauce. But you’re left with mystery cuts of chicken in a thick and even more mysterious sauce with MSG. Next time you are tempted to get takeout, make this Vietnamese-inspired chicken dish instead!