If you’re bored of the same old chicken dinners, then you have to try these delicious Korean chicken recipes.
They’re bright, easy to make, and sure to brighten up your regular dinner routine.
Chicken is one of the most versatile proteins around. It’s lean, protein-packed, and mild enough to pair with pretty much anything.
But there’s nothing quite like Korean chicken to get the party started.
From the ultra-popular Korean fried chicken to heavenly Korean barbeque, this impossibly delicious cuisine is by far the best way to update your weekly menus.
Salty, spicy, and sweet, these Korean chicken recipes never disappoint.
Easy Spicy Korean Chicken and More!
1. Dakgangjeong (Sweet Crispy Korean Fried Chicken)
Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Especially when it’s coated in a sweet and sticky sauce.
Dakgangjeong, or sweet, crispy Korean fried chicken, is can’t-stop-eating delicious.
Bite-sized, boneless chicken fries in minutes and turns into something so insanely moreish, you won’t want to share one bit.
Koreans often enjoy fried chicken with beer. Together, the combo is called “ChiMaek.”
Chi for chicken and maek from maekju (the Korean word for beer). So, grab a pint and get stuck in!
2. Dak Galbi (Korean Spicy Chicken Stir Fry)
Stir-fries are some of my favorite go-to meals when I’m short on time. And this dak galbi (Korean spicy chicken stir fry) is always at the top of my list.
Chopped chicken is marinated in a spicy Korean sauce. It’s then stir-fried with rice cakes, sweet potatoes, green cabbage, and perilla leaves.
Usually, dak galbi is served in a large cast iron pan and cooked at the table on a portable gas burner.
If you have these on hand, it really makes dinner so much more exciting and interactive!
But it’s still tasty, just served in bowls!
3. Baeksuk (Instant Pot Korean Chicken Soup)
If you’re anything like me, you crave chicken soup the minute the weather starts to cool.
After all, there’s nothing as warming and comforting as a steamy bowl of savory goodness.
This recipe features a whole chicken cooked with aromatics in a pressure cooker until perfectly tender.
It only takes five ingredients and 30 minutes. How easy is that?
4. Dak Gomtang (Korean Chicken Soup)
Speaking of chicken soup: this dak gomtang is absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect healthy bowl for when you’re feeling a little under the weather.
This simple soup is served with cooked rice, shredded chicken, and lots of chopped scallion.
Traditionally, dak gomtang is made using a whole chicken. But for a shortcut, use a good quality chicken stock and boneless breast or thigh pieces.
The chicken cooks faster, and the soup tastes just as good.
5. Dakdoritang (Spicy Chicken Stew)
Chicken stews are for those cold days when soup just isn’t enough. And this dakdoritang (spicy chicken stew) is no exception.
A classic Korean chicken dish cooked in a spicy red sauce with potatoes, carrots, and onions, it’s super filling and brimming with heat.
Bone-in and skin-on thighs and drumsticks are best for this recipe. They add so much more juice and flavors to the sauce.
Of course, if all you have are breasts, they’ll work too.
6. Chicken Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Chicken)
Korean BBQ is always a favorite in my house. And it’s a whole lot easier to make than you might think.
Bulgogi is usually made with beef, but this chicken version is just as flavorful and meaty.
You’ll marinate boneless chicken thighs in a gochujang and Korean red pepper sauce. Then, grill them if you can for the best flavor.
7. Spicy Korean Chicken Katsu
This delicious Korean twist on a Japanese classic is out of this world amazing.
Crispy fried chicken coated in a red-hot spicy sauce? Sign me up.
The insane sauce is made with a medley of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, honey, and gochujang.
That’s all mixed with freshly minced garlic and ginger for extra aroma.
Fry the chicken cutlets and coat them in that irresistible red-hot sauce. Serve over rice, and enjoy!
8. Dakjuk (Korean Chicken Porridge)
Porridge is super popular in Korea. Especially savory chicken porridge on a cold winter day.
Part of its popularity comes from the fact it’s really good for you. It’s healthy, filling, and easy to digest.
This recipe is fantastic for leftover roast chicken or chicken soup. The savory creaminess is oh-so-comforting.
You need to try this for breakfast!
9. Korean Spicy Chicken with Gochujang (Oven Baked)
Looking for a healthier chicken dish?
This delicious Korean spicy chicken with gochujang is oven baked instead of fried, making it nice and light while still loaded with flavor.
The chicken comes out so wonderfully tender and moist. And don’t get me started on that amazing, spicy gochujang sauce. Delish!
Serve this spicy oven-baked chicken with rice, a simple side salad, or grilled veggies.
Oh, or a cucumber salad! That crunchy, refreshing taste will complement the chicken beautifully.
10. Braised Korean Chicken in Soy Ginger Lemon Sauce (오븐닭 Oven Dak)
This braised Korean chicken is so tender, it practically falls apart at the touch.
This dish may take a little longer to cook in the oven, but it’s worth every minute.
It’s marinated in a simple soy sauce, ginger, and white wine sauce. This allows the meatiness of the chicken to shine.
Serve the wilted onions and chicken thighs on a bed of rice for the perfect meal.
11. Jjimdak Korean Soy Braised Chicken
Savory, sweet, and delightfully garlicky, this braised chicken recipe is insanely delicious.
I mean, how can you beat chicken and noodles?
Chewy glass noodles, sweet potatoes, carrots, and onions absorb all the chicken juices and flavor, so every bite is a meaty marvel.
And it only takes a single pot to cook up this wonderful, homey meal.
That’s dinner sorted! So why not try your hand at a tasty Korean dessert to serve when those plates are licked clean?
12. Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
Samgyetang is a nourishing ginseng chicken soup. It’s an iconic Korean summer dish and is often enjoyed to beat the heat.
It may sound a little strange: hot soup on a hot day? But as the Korean saying goes, eating hot soup is “fighting the heat with heat.”
Of course, this recipe is tasty enough to eat all year round. And maybe even every day too!
13. Korean Fried Chicken
I’ll never say no to juicy, crispy Korean fried chicken. Especially when it’s this recipe!
You see, there’s a secret ingredient in this that takes the chicken from great to outstanding.
The secret? Curry powder in the batter!
To make the batter extra crispy, use tapioca flour or potato starch. It really makes all the difference.
14. Kimchi Chicken and Cabbage Stir-Fry
If you love kimchi as much as I do, then you’ll adore every bite of this kimchi chicken and cabbage stir fry.
It’s so easy and comes together in only 10 minutes. So, you don’t have to worry about what to cook when you’re short on time.
This stir fry is packed with hot and sour, crunchy fermented cabbage. It packs quite a flavor punch, so a little goes a long way!
15. Buldak (Fried Chicken with Cheese)
This super-spicy chicken recipe translates to “fire chicken.” So if you can’t stand the heat, buldak might not be for you!
Juicy and soft fried chicken is coated in a fire-hot red sauce and smothered in melted cheese.
This recipe truly is a spice lover’s dream come true.
But, if you want to make it a little less spicy, simply cut down on the hot pepper flakes.
Fried chicken and cheese are just as tasty without the heat!
16. Yuringi (Pepper Chicken)
Fancy something sweet and savory? This Korean-Chinese yuringi (pepper chicken) is just the ticket.
Crunchy fried chicken is soaked in a sweet, sour, and salty sauce.
A handful of chopped chili peppers gives this dish an added kick of spice. It’s actually super refreshing if you can handle the heat.
Serve this sweet and savory chicken with a big bowl of rice.
17. Dakkochi (Korean Chicken Skewers)
Dakkochi is a popular grilled chicken dish served on a stick. And it’s usually covered in an addictively thick and sticky sauce.
You’ll smother chunks of skewered chicken and green onions in a tasty gochujang sauce. Then, the only thing left is to pop them on the grill.
Just be warned: they’re guaranteed to go quick!
18. Korean Chicken Wings
Need an appetizer for game night? These Korean chicken wings are the perfect finger food.
They’re incredibly delicious and it’s all down to the sticky, tangy, and sweet sauce that only takes 5 minutes to make.
That wonder sauce coats the drumsticks and wings wonderfully. It gets into every nook and cranny, making every bite oh-so-tasty.
19. Juicy Steamed Chicken Dumpling
These juicy steamed chicken dumplings are like little packages of pure flavor.
Homemade dumplings are far superior to the store-bought kind. Once you try them, you can never go back.
And they’re a whole lot easier to make than you might think.
They may be a little time-consuming, but it’s worth the wait! And once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to try all kinds of fillings.
20. Dakgaejang (Spicy Korean Chicken Soup)
When the weather outside is cold and wet, whip up a bowl of this dakgaejang (spicy Korean chicken soup).
If you love yukgaejang (spicy Korean beef stew), you’ll love this chicken version.
That devilish red broth is so insanely delicious to slurp, you’ll want to lick the bowl clean!
Homey, spicy, and super savory, this soup will warm you up from the inside out. Yum!
21. Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken
Craving fried chicken but don’t want the hassle of deep frying it? This Air Fryer Korean fried chicken is the answer to your chicken dinner prayers.
Crunchy, crispy, spicy, and sweet, this is bound to be your new obsession. I know it’s mine!
Once fried to golden, crispy perfection, the chicken is tossed in a tasty gochujang sauce. It’s finger-licking-good for sure.
22. Roasted Chicken
As much as I love a traditional roast chicken, this Korean-style roast chicken is something else.
Paired with a soft, creamy, and fresh dipping sauce, you’ll want to devour every last morsel.
Slowly roasted in the oven and basted in butter, it’s simply gorgeous. Serve this radish pickles, roast veggies, or rice. Delish!
23. Sweet Sticky Korean Chicken
Need a hearty meal on the table in under 25 minutes? This sweet sticky Korean chicken is just what you’re looking for.
Crispy fried chicken pieces are smothered in a sweet and sticky sauce. It’s glossy, it’s salty, and it’s oh-so-delicious.
Serve this sticky chicken dish over a bed of white rice for a filling meal.
24. Korean Bburinkle Chicken
Now, this Korean bburinkle chicken is seriously addictive. It’s all thanks to that garlicky, cheesy, and onion-packed coating.
This recipe is crave-worthy. Pair it with a sweet dipping sauce for the ultimate taste experience.
And it only takes 20 minutes to make. So, you can spend less time cooking and more time chowing down!
25. Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Honey butter is a popular new craze in South Korea. One taste of these honey butter fried chicken pieces, and you’ll see why!
Small pieces of crunchy, sweet chicken are coated in garlic, honey, and butter. They’re so addictive, you won’t be able to stop eating them.
This recipe is non-spicy, which is great for picky eaters or those who don’t like the heat.
Make sure you double fry the chicken to get it extra crispy!
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