Sweet and Spicy Korean Chicken


Indulge in the bold flavors of Korean cuisine with this Sweet and Spicy Korean Chicken recipe. Perfectly balanced with a hint of heat and sweetness, it’s sure to become a favorite.

Satisfy your cravings for Korean flavors with this tantalizing Sweet and Spicy Korean Chicken recipe, featuring a mouthwatering blend of red pepper paste, sesame oil, honey, garlic, and ginger.


  • 1 tablespoon Korean red pepper paste
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 chicken quarters or breasts, chopped


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the Korean red pepper paste, sesame oil, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
  2. Massage the chicken pieces into the marinade until well coated. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. In a frying pan glazed with ½ tablespoon of sesame oil, cook the marinated chicken until fully cooked and caramelized.
  4. Serve the Sweet and Spicy Korean Chicken over rice and garnish as desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Kcal: 300 per serving
Yield: 2 servings
Diet: Gluten-free
Method: Pan-frying
Cuisine: Korean
Category: Main Dish
Calories: 300
Serving Size: 1 chicken quarter
Sugar: 5g
Sodium: 400mg
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 25g
Cholesterol: 100mg

More resources:

  1. Learn more about Korean cuisine (Korean Cuisine Overview)
  2. Discover the health benefits of Korean red pepper paste (Health Benefits of Gochujang)
  3. Explore more Korean-inspired recipes (Maangchi’s Korean Recipes)


Treat yourself to the bold and addictive flavors of Sweet and Spicy Korean Chicken. Whether for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this dish is guaranteed to impress.

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  • Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken quarters? Yes, chicken thighs work well in this recipe. Adjust cooking time as needed.
  • Can I make this dish ahead of time? Yes, you can marinate the chicken ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

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