Chicken with Lemon Grass and Chili
hot chili peppers
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 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add chicken and cook until lightly browned.
Add fish sauce, sugar and caramel sauce.
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 is dissolved.
Remove from heat and store in jar in refrigerator.