15 Minutes Korean Chicken

Sticky Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce marinade is bold in flavour and really easy to make. Chicken thighs coated in a sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy.

Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce based marinade is bold in flavours and really easy to make. Chicken thigs coated in a sticky sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy. These delicious Korean Chicken Thighs have an amazing sticky sauce and are so so juicy. With just a handful of ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this Korean Chicken recipe. The sauce is sweet and savory. The Korean Chili paste aka Gochujang gives that Umaminess to the sauce.

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Isn’t it nice to have quick and fuss-free recipes in your back pocket for those busy days? It is even better if you are bringing dinner to the table in less than 20 minutes. This Korean Chicken thigh recipe just fits all the bills. The caramelized sauce that coats the chicken is to die for.

Back to back two Korean Recipes guys. I am totally obsessed with the flavours and can’t help sharing all the new recipes I am trying.Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce based marinade is bold in flavours and really easy to make. Chicken thighs coated in a sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy.

Marinade for Korean Chicken Thighs

This marinade is really easy. Just throw in all the ingredients, mix well and add chicken thighs. Unlike other Chicken recipes, you don’t have to rest the marinated chicken.

Gochujang is an important ingredient in this marinade. Gochujang is fermented red chilli and bean paste. It is a staple in Korean cuisine. The flavour is really intense and a little goes a long way. Gochujang is easily available in the Asian section of the grocery store.

The pungent flavour of Gochujang is balanced by soy sauce, Brown Sugar, Garlic, and ginger. I have added paprika for a little extra spicy sauce but you can skip it if you prefer the sauce to be less spicy.Sticky Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce based marinade is bold in flavours and really easy to make. Chicken thighs coated in a sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy.

Tips to make juicy Chicken

  • The best way to get juicy chicken is to use Chicken thigh. Chicken thigh remains juicy no matter how you cook it. As we are not marinating the chicken for too long, the chicken thigh is the best choice. You can certainly use Chicken breast instead. If using chicken thigh make sure you cook it for the right time to get juicy chicken.
  • To get the right balance in the sauce, check the seasoning before adding it to the chicken. Add more soy or sugar to bring the balance.
  • Substitute sugar with honey for a healthier version.
  • To get perfect caramelization, use a heavy bottom cast iron pan.
  • Sticky Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce based marinade is bold in flavours and really easy to make. Chicken thighs coated in a sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy.

Serve this Sticky Korean Chicken with rice, sprinkle sesame, and lots of green onion.

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Sticky Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce based marinade is bold in flavours and really easy to make. Chicken thighs coated in a sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy.
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Sticky Korean Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce based marinade is bold in flavors and really easy to make. Chicken thighs coated in a sticky sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy.
 
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gm Chicken thighs Boneless
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Roasted Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Scallion Green Part

For Marinating

  • 2 Tablespoon Gochujang Paste
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Minced
  • ½ Tablespoon Ginger grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned under Marination.  
  • Add chicken to the marinade and toss it well to coat chicken well with the marinade.
  • Heat a heavy bottom cast Iron Skillet. Add oil. 
  • Shake off excess marinade and arrange Chicken in a single layer leaving space in between. Cook undisturbed for 4-5 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Flip chicken and cook the other side for another 3-4 minutes. 
  • Serve with rice. Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onion on top. 

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Notes

  • While adding chicken to the pan, don’t crowd the pan. Add chicken in two batches for crispy caramelized skin. 

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 344mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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Sticky Korean Chicken made with Gochujang, soy sauce based marinade is bold in flavours and really easy to make. Chicken thighs coated in a sweet and spicy sauce and cooked until juicy.

11 Comments

  1. Emma Paris says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely lovely. Quick marinade which I left the chicken diced in overnight to season. I did cook the chicken in two batches to make sure it was cooked both sides as the recipe advised which was easy. I wrapped the first batch in foil to keep it hot whilst cooking the second batch.

    I used chopped chillies instead of Gochujang Paste and red wine vinegar instead of Rice vinegar and everyone said how lovely it all tasted. We served white basmati rice with ours.

  2. How long do you marinate the chicken?

    1. Subhasmita says:

      15-20 minutes should be enough.

  3. Serving with Red ce or noodles? Or something else thank you

    1. Subhasmita says:

      White rice, jasmine rice or noodles is a good option. Or a crunchy salad to keep it a light meal.

  4. I love Korean food and this looks yummy!

  5. Juwanna Eatz says:

    5 stars
    Delish and easy!

  6. This looks amazing! Is there a substitute I could use for the rice vinegar? Maybe apple cidar vinegar?

    1. subhasmita says:

      Yes you use Apple cider or regular vinegar as well.

  7. Excellent recipe, very easy to make and I’ve had great results each time. Made the recipe exactly as posted.

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