Vietnamese-Style Caramel Chicken with Broccoli

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2015, America's Test Kitchen TV

The savory caramel sauce in this braised chicken dish is far more complex than its short ingredient list suggests. The trick, though, is knowing just how long to cook the sugar.

SERVES4 to 6

TIME1¾ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Traditional Vietnamese-style caramel chicken promises a dish that balances a bittersweet caramel with salty and spicy flavors, but most recipes miss the mark. Cooking the caramel until it was a deep, dark color was key to achieving the righ...

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