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Iron Pot Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Iron Pot Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Iron Pot Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by megsambit

Makes 4 servings



Spicy chicken dish cooked in one pot, Vietnamese origin. Recipe from New York Times.

Recipe Ingredients for Iron Pot Chicken

3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup shallots, cut into quarters, or half a medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 pound chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup Thai chilies, seeded and crushed
4 1/2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and cut into fine julienne or matchsticks
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup water or chicken stock
2 sprigs cilantro, chopped

Recipe Directions for Iron Pot Chicken

  1. In a small bowl, stir together fish sauce and sugar until partially dissolved. Heat the oil in a 10 or 12 inch skillet (doesn't have to be iron) over medium heat. Add shallots or onion and cook, stirring, a couple minutes until soft but not brown.

  2. Add fish sauce mixture (and dried chilies, if using) and stir as sugar caramelizes and turns golden brown, 1-2 minutes.

  3. Add chicken pieces and and stir until opaque, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add fresh chilies (if using), ginger and black pepper, and stir for 2 minutes.

  5. Add stock or water, raise heat to high, and bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is reduced and thickened and chicken is cooked, about 5 more minutes.

  6. Stir in cilantro and, if desired, serve over rice.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Asian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 222.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
359
Calories from Fat
174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.3g
30%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
108mg
36%
Sodium
1147mg
48%
Potassium
395mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
14.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
10.3g
Protein
30.8g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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