Spicy Korean Chicken Stew

By March 24, 2016Soups & Stews
Dakdoritang

This is a great spicy stew for a cold rainy day.

Dakdoritang

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken; bone-in thighs & legs
  • 1 onion, cut into big chunks
  • 3 slices ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 ounces potatoes, cut into big chunks
  • 2 carrots, cut into big chunks
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions sliced thinly
  • Sauce
  • 1/8 cup garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste)

Instructions

  1. Add the sauce ingredients to a mini chopper and blend until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl add chicken, sauce mixture, onions, and ginger; mix thoroughly.
  3. In a braiser (or a deep sided pan), over medium heat, add chicken mixture and 2 cups water and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Add carrots and potatoes to the pan and cook covered for additional 15 minutes or until potatoes soften.
  5. Remove lid and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes to reduce sauce a little; remove from heat and drizzle sesame oil; add sesame seeds and scallions.
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