Vietnamese Sticky Chicken with Peppers and Onions

vietnamese sticky chicken

Vietnamese Sticky Chicken with Peppers and Onions


A slightly sweet and savory chicken dish with onions and peppers, served over lettuce or Vietnamese Rice Cracker baskets made from rice paper (bánh tráng) . Try this impressive Vietnamese Sticky Chicken.

Vietnamese Sticky Chicken with Peppers and Onions

Recipe Type: Chicken / Vietnamese Cuisine
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 10 
Cook time: 10
Total time: 20
Serves: 4


  • 1.5 lb / 680 gms boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 – 2 white onions cut into squares
  • 1 small green pepper (capsicum) , cut into squares
  • 1 small red pepper (capsicum), cut into squares
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes or add more for more spice
  • 1 tsp crushed black or green pepper corns
  • For Marinating: 1 tsp fish sauce ,¼ tsp pepper powder
  • Fresh cilantro/ coriander for garnish
  • Fresh lettuce/ vietnamese rice paper (bánh tráng)  for serving
  • 1- 2 Tbsp oil


  •  Clean the chicken and cut into bite size pieces. Pat dry.
  • Mix with ingredients for Marinating and leave aside while you chop / prepare remaining ingredients.
  • Heat oil in non- stick pan. Stir fry the chicken for 2 minutes till tender and opaque but not fully cooked. drain and set aside.
  • Stir fry the onion and peppers in the remaining oil till softened but still crunchy. Set aside.
  • Heat the sugar and half the water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally till bubbly and dark brown.
  • Now add remaining water, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, pepper and chilli flakes.
  • Bring to a simmer. Add the chicken and cook on low till chicken is cooked and sauce is semi- dry.
  • Stir in the vegetables and remove from heat.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro/coriander.
  • Serve over a bed of herbs / lettuce or fried Rice paper baskets to present attractively. To make the crisp rice paper baskets : use two or three rice paper sheets (bánh tráng)  at a time. Use a spider strainer while deep frying to shape into a basket shape. Lay the fried basket over a plate of fresh mint, cillantro, watercress lettuce etc…The rice paper becomes very crisp much like shrimp crackers except they are plain in flavor.



Vietnamese Sticky Chicken with Peppers and Onions

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  • The same dish can be prepared with fish, using more green pepper corns and a twist of lime.
  • Chopped celery can also be used along with the other vegetables
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