Whenever I shop at Korean grocery stores, I love checking out the marinated meats section where buckets of pre-marinated meats are ready for sale. Other than the regular kalbi or beef short ribs for Korean BBQ, there is always a bucket of marinated chicken meat labeled as chicken stew. I always buy the chicken stew and make it at home but it was pricey.
I decided to learn how to make it and found a similar braised chicken recipe in the Kimchi Chronicles cookbook. The main flavoring ingredients are Korean chili paste “Gochujang” and Korean chili powder. From the market, I found two types of Korean chili powder—one type is a fine powdered form and the other is slightly coarse. I am not sure about the difference so if you are a Korean cook, please let me know.
I love the addition of potatoes and carrots to this spicy chicken stew. The end result is a spicy and hearty chicken stew that I really enjoy eating. It was simply delicious and comforting.