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sweet spicy gochujang chicken

Sweet Spicy Gochujang Chicken (30-min. Recipe)

christieathome
Sweet Spicy Gochujang Chicken. Crispy chicken bites smothered in a glossy spicy sweet sauce with a gochujang base. The perfect main to some steamed rice and leafy greens. This is a winner-winner chicken dinner or lunch! Also great for meal prep too! Ready in just 30 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine korean
Servings 5
Calories 472 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 chicken thighs diced (skinless boneless)
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup avocado oil

Sauce:

  • ½ tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang
  • ¾ tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Cornstarch slurry:

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup water

Optional garnish:

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 stalk green onion sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together your cornstarch slurry ingredients together and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl add your diced chicken thighs followed by cornstarch and mix until each piece is coated in cornstarch. Tip: Ensure your chicken thighs are a bit wet or moist so the cornstarch can stick. If they’re dry for any reason, rinse the thighs under cold water and strain before dicing.
  • Then in a large pan or wok set over medium high heat, add your avocado oil. Once the oil is hot and glistening, carefully lower your coated chicken and fry until golden, crispy brown. About 10 minutes depending on how high your heat is. You may need to adjust your heat.
  • Remove the fried chicken and transfer to a plate. Increase the heat to high. With the residual oil in the pan, add onion and fry for 1 minutes until aromatic.
  • Next add your remaining sauce ingredients, leaving the soy sauce last to add. Mix well breaking apart the gochujang. Finally add the cornstarch slurry and mix. Reduce and simmer the sauce until thick and glossy.
  • Finally add your fried chicken back in and cover in the sauce. Once all the chicken is covered in the sauce, remove and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions (optional). Enjoy!

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Wok
Measuring Set
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
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Nutrition
Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg