Dakgalbi: Famous Korean spicy stir-fried chicken recipe

Dakgalbi: Famous Korean spicy stir-fried chicken recipe

Korea Tourism Organization

Boneless chicken is marinated then cooked with plenty of vegetables. Dakgalbi is a specialty of Chuncheon, a city in Gangwon-do that became popular after being featured in the popular Korean drama "Winter Sonata."


  • 150g chicken breast (may sub. with other parts) (Chicken seasoning: 1 tbsp cooking wine, 1 tsp ginger juice, pinch of black pepper (or marinate in milk))
  • 50g carrot
  • 30g cabbage
  • 50g sweet potato
  • 50g onion
  • 30g leek 


  • 200ml water
  • 3 tbsp Korean chili paste
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (opt.)
  • 2 tsp Korean chili powder, pinch black pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seed

1. Season chicken (about 5 to 7cm chunks) and set aside for 30 minutes.

2. Thinly slice carrots, cabbage, sweet potatoes, onions, and leek.

3. Make marinade. (CLOCKWISE ▶ Korean chili powder, black pepper, sesame oil, curry powder, corn syrup, sesame seeds, Korean chili paste, crushed garlic, cooking wine, soy sauce, water)

4. Marinate 1 in 3 for about 1 hour.

5. In an oiled pan, cook 4 on high heat. When chicken is about half done, add 2 and cook for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle sesame oil and sesame seed before serving.


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