Chinese Clay Pot Chicken
1 1/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt as needed
black pepper to taste
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup fish sauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
6 sprigs cilantro, chopped including stems
2 Thai bird chiles, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes. Season well with salt and pepper.
Stir together the water, fish sauce, brown sugar, oil, cilantro, chiles, ginger, lime juice and vinegar in a small bowl until dissolved.
Put chicken in soaked clay pot. pour fish sauce mixture over chicken.
Put clay pot in cold oven and set temperature to 400 degrees. Cook until chicken is tender and juices coat chicken. Garnish with cilantro and serve over noodle or rice.