Dakdoritang: Korean Chicken Stew AKA Dak-bokkeum

Daktdoritang 닭도리탕 was the old name for this dish, but there has been a backlash against the name because it has Japanese origins. These days there is a movement to call it Dak-bokkeum 닭볶음. Regardless of the name, it is delicious and one of my favorite dishes to cook and to eat. Here is a recipe I found from www.teachenglishinasia.net.


Korean dakdoritang is more or less like a chicken stew... it is extremely easy to make and will amaze your tastebuds!

In a heavy pot mix together:

2 tbsp of minced garlic

2 tbsp kochujang (hot pepper paste)

2 tbsp kochukaru (red pepper flakes)

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp oil

1 tbsp fresh ginger

2 cups water

Add chicken, about 8 pieces (or however much you want to make) - whatever parts you like best, this is a whole (small) chicken chopped up in bits.

Chop up an onion, a large carrot, and a few potatoes, and throw them into the pot.

Cover and cook on medium for about 40 minutes and enjoy!

The regular recipe calls for rice, but i find there's enough starch with the potatoes.

******In my version, I add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a 2 tablespoons of butter, to add a zesty, savory component to this dish- Dan*******

Dakdoritang Recipe Ingredients

(Yield: 4 Servings)

* 8 chicken pieces (thighs, breasts or drumsticks are best)
* 4 medium sized potatoes
* 2 onions
* 1 carrot
* 1-2 jalapenos (optional)
* 2 tbsp minced garlic
* 2 tbsp kochujang (hot pepper paste)
* 2 tbsp kochukaru (red pepper flakes)
* 2 tbsp soy sauce
* 1 tsp sugar
* 2 tsp sesame oil
* 2 green onions
* 1 tbsp ginger
* 2 cups of water
* Salt and pepper

Cooking Directions

1. Peel potatoes and cut them in half and then cut each half into four quarters (8 pieces).
2. Cut onions the same way as the potatoes
3. Peel carrot and cut it into lengths about the same size as its width. Cut each slice into four quarters
4. Slice jalapenos (optional)
5. In a heavy pot, combine all ingredients except green onions
6. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes over a medium flame
7. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste
8. Chop and add scallions to simmer for 5 additional minutes
9. Serve hot with rice.

This recipe is from http://www.teachenglishinasia.net/korean-food-dakdoritang-recipe

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