Caramel Chicken Recipe

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Ivan Jennings Modified: March 24, 2022
Caramel Chicken Recipe

How To Make Caramel Chicken

Caramel chicken has lovely Asian-inspired flavors. Garlic and ginger give the brown sugar sauce of this dish a fresh zing.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4chicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 8clovesgarlic,peeled
  • cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • ¼cuprice vinegar
  • ½cupwater
  • 2ginger,peeled, ¼-inch thick slices
  • 1cuplow sodium chicken broth
  • ¼cupreduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2scallions,thinly sliced for garnish


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and cook until golden brown on each side until crisp and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  2. Add garlic cloves to skillet and cook for 2 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to the plate of chicken.

  3. Return pot to medium high heat and carefully pour water, scraping down the browned bits. Whisk in the brown sugar until dissolved.

  4. Cook for 4 minutes until mixture turns a deep amber color. Carefully add vinegar and stir to dissolve.

  5. Add ginger, garlic, broth and soy sauce. Bring cooking liquid to a boil and whisk occasionally. This takes about 10 minutes.

  6. Once glaze is ready, turn heat to medium low and return chicken to pan until heated through.

  7. Serve over rice and garnish with scallions or green onions if desired.


  • Calories: 463.78kcal
  • Fat: 23.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.33g
  • Fiber: 1.03g
  • Sugar: 12.63g
  • Protein: 40.00g
  • Cholesterol: 111.36mg
  • Sodium: 712.04mg
  • Calcium: 59.19mg
  • Potassium: 676.13mg
  • Iron: 2.11mg
  • Vitamin A: 45.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.78mg
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