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Korean BBQ Chicken

Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gogi) - juicy and delicious BBQ chicken served with an amazing Korean spicy dipping sauce. Serve with rice and lettuce leaves | rasamalaysia.com

Korean B.B.Q. Chicken Recipe (Dak Gogi)

Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gogi) – juicy and delicious BBQ chicken served with an amazing Korean spicy dipping sauce. Serve with rice and lettuce leaves | rasamalaysia.com
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup sesame oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons light corn syrup (mul yut)
1/3 cup shallots, finely chopped
4 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
4 teaspoons minced garlic
4 teaspoons mirin
2 teaspoons Korean red chile flakes (gochugaru) or crusted red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

To serve alongside:

1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
2 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh long red chiles or big pinch of Korean chile threads
1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds
16 lettuce leaves, washed and dried
4 cups cooked white rice
Ssamjang sauce

Method:
1. Rinse the chicken, remove the skin and bones. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mixing all the ingredients of the Marinade together.
3. Add the chicken to Marinade, make sure to stir coat the chicken evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
4. Fire up the grill, brush a bit of oil on the surface. Grill the chicken until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides. Removed from grill cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch thick strips. Serve immediately with the Alongside.

Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gogi) - juicy and delicious BBQ chicken served with an amazing Korean spicy dipping sauce. Serve with rice and lettuce leaves | rasamalaysia.com

Korean BBQ Chicken

Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gogi) – juicy and delicious BBQ chicken served with an amazing Korean spicy dipping sauce. Serve with rice and lettuce leaves.

Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gogi) - juicy and delicious BBQ chicken served with an amazing Korean spicy dipping sauce. Serve with rice and lettuce leaves | rasamalaysia.com

June is glorious, as it marks the beginning of summer, and everyone can’t wait to spend some time outdoor, fire up their grill, invite friends and family over for summer BBQ parties. Drinking, eating, having conversations, enjoy the great outdoor living and nice, warm weather. I, for one, can’t wait to try out a series of summer recipes that I have in mind, and more importantly, I can’t wait to share the recipes with you.

Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gogi) - juicy and delicious BBQ chicken served with an amazing Korean spicy dipping sauce. Serve with rice and lettuce leaves | rasamalaysia.com

In the past few years, I have developed a great appetite for Korean BBQ. Thanks to the big Korean population in Southern California, there are tons of great Korean BBQ restaurants. One of the ones that we love to go to with friends is in Tustin, which serves all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ. I am not a fan of buffet because of the mediocre food but this joint serves great selection of meats and many Korean side dishes (ban chan), and all their meats are marinated to juicy perfection, with just the right balance of flavors. I am instantly hooked and would go there often.

Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gogi) - juicy and delicious BBQ chicken served with an amazing Korean spicy dipping sauce. Serve with rice and lettuce leaves | rasamalaysia.com

I already have Kalbi (Korean BBQ short ribs) and Bulgogi recipes here on Rasa Malaysia, so I wanted to try making Korean BBQ chicken (dak gogi) at home. I am so lucky because I have a perfect recipe to refer to on Fine Cooking magazine. Oh boy, I am so happy I attempted the recipe, this Korean BBQ chicken is the bomb. The chicken is bursting with intense flavors, extremely juicy, and the serving of the chicken with some rice, lettuce leaf (called ssam), and the ssamjang sauce  is just brilliant. I just couldn’t stop eating, they are really two thumbs way up!

This Korean BBQ Chicken (dak gogi) recipe is a must try. Serve the meat as a Korean lettuce wrap (ssam) and you have the wonderful combination of meat and vegetable, which is appetizing and very refreshing. Enjoy!

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14 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. lizlau

    This looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it. But is it possible for me to substitute the light corn syrup for honey or agave instead?

  2. Maya

    This was very good! At first when I made the marinade I was worried that the flavor of the sesame oil was too overpowering. It made my fridge smell! But! When we grilled it it was so good, all the flavors came out andit was very balanced and delicious.

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