Vietnamese Coconut Caramel Chicken

Vietnamese Coconut Caramel Chicken

By: Linda Bonwill - World Class Cooking

Pack A Punch!

Many flavors are compiled into one great taste, the taste of Asian Cuisine. Fresh meat, vegetables, spices, and herbs simmered together with a cup load of Door County's newest coffee, Coconut Caramel.

This recipe is easy to follow and very versatile. You can use any meat you have on hand. Don't worry about having fresh vegetables; you can use frozen veggies. Do you like it spicy, then add more heat. Serve this tasty dish with your favorite noodles or rice. But there is only one ingredient you cannot substitute. Hoist the level of this dish with coconut caramel coffee. The subtle notes of coconut and caramel taste amazing. If you lack what to make for dinner and are in a crunch. Make this delicious dish because it packs a punch.

This is a fan-submitted recipe. It was not made in the kitchen of the Door County Coffee Cafe.

Featured ingredient: Coconut Caramel Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground


  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork chops
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced (1/4 inch)
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 TBSP ginger, minced
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP fish sauce
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 1 cup coconut caramel coffee
  • 14 oz coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, cooked
  • cilantro and scallions, garnish

Serve with cooked rice noodles or rice


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium. Add meat and saute on both sides until brown. Remove from the skillet and place on a plate. Cover to keep moist until ready to use.
  2. To the skillet, stir in the onions, carrots, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 5 mins. Stir in the sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, and chili paste. Cook for 3 mins. Add the coffee, milk, and broth, and stir. Cook for 20 mins or until carrots is done.
  3. While the sauce is cooking, make your noodles or rice according to the directions on the package.
  4. Slice your meat into bite-size pieces. Add the meat to your sauce a few minutes before it is done.
    Serve the sauce over noodles or rice with steamed broccoli.