Gà Muối ớt Chiên (Fried Salted Chicken)

Gà muối ớt chiên, fried salt, and chili chicken is the perfect protein to serve for Vietnamese family-style meals which include steamed jasmine rice, canh (Vietnamese soups), and/or stir-fried veggies. So quick, simple, and flavor-packed.

My mom made something very similar with pork belly, but chicken is the healthier option and still packed with so much good flavor.

1.5 pounds boneless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon Huy Fong chili garlic sauce or sambal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
A few tablespoons of oil for frying


Season Chicken – Season boneless chicken thighs with chili garlic sauce, salt, and granulated garlic. Let the chicken marinate for at least 1 hour.

Pan-fry Chicken – Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Pan-fry chicken chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side until a beautiful crust forms on the chicken. Serve with hot steamed rice and your favorite canh.


  • This seasoning combo is perfect for other fried proteins like pork belly and whole fish.
  • Instead of frying, you can grill over direct heat.

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