Hey there, food lovers! Gather ’round the kitchen counter, because I’m going to let you in on a lip-smacking, heat-packed secret – Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken. Trust me, once you’ve nailed this recipe, you’ll start cranking it out faster than a fry-cook at lunchtime, and will have your friends and family queuing up for seconds.

Alright, so first off, if the word ‘Gochujang’ has you scratching your head – fret not! Gochujang is nothing but a savory, fiery Korean condiment that’s been making waves in the culinary world. It’s a flavor-packed rollercoaster, with a smooth, honey-like sweetness quickly followed by an assertive yet pleasant kick of heat.

Now, imagine pairing this irresistible paste with tender, juicy chicken. Oh boy, we’re cooking with gas now! And guess what? It’s as easy as pie to put it all together!

Start by marinating chicken breasts in a knockout mix of Gochujang, honey, garlic, and soy sauce. Let that sit for, oh, 30 minutes – but if you’re itching to get devouring, 10 will do.

And then? Pop those fine pieces of poultry onto a super-hot grill or screaming hot skillet. Give ’em a good sear on each side until golden and gloriously sticky. The tantalizing smell wafting into your nostrils? Yep, that’s just a teaser of the flavor explosion about to hit your taste buds!

Voila! Just like that, you’ve become a Gochujang champion. So, next time the clock’s ticking and your stomach’s growling, whip up some Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken. Trust me, you’ll be hotter than a pepper sprout in the kitchen!

Let’s Make It!

  • Gather your ingredients: You’ll need two chicken breasts, 1/4 cup of gochujang paste, two tablespoons of honey, two cloves of garlic (crushed), and one tablespoon of soy sauce.
  • Start by creating your marinade. Mix together the gochujang paste, honey, crushed garlic, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Stir it all up until it’s well combined and looks like a glossy, spicy sauce.
  • Now, let’s prep our chicken. If you’re working with whole breasts, slice them into thinner fillets to ensure even cooking. Then, using a brush or spoon, slather your marinade onto both sides of the chicken pieces. Be generous!
  • Leave the chicken to sit for at least 30 minutes so it can absorb all the sweet and spicy flavor from the gochujang marinade. If you’re in a rush, 10 minutes will do, but the longer the better!
  • While your chicken is marinating, preheat your grill or skillet on high heat. You want it nice and hot for a good sear.
  • GRILL TIME! Carefully place your marinated chicken on the grill or into the hot skillet.
  • Here’s where the magic happens. Cook your chicken for about six to seven minutes on each side. Remember to keep an eye on them! When they’re a good golden color and the marinade has become sticky and caramelized, you know they’re done.
  • Plate them up! Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Serve it with your favorite side dishes, or enjoy on its own. Your Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken is ready to impress. Enjoy!

That Was Quick!

By Published On: October 18th, 2023Categories: Asian, Chicken, Recipes

Share This Article

About the Author: Andrea

Avatar photo