Korean fire chicken recipe - Make restaurant style Korean buldak at home (fire chicken)

Restaurant style Korean fire chicken at home (fire chicken)

Korean fire chicken

Korean fire chicken is one of the popular dishes in Korea. It is also called buldak. In the Korean word "bul" means fire, and "dak" means chicken.


For making paste: 1 Spring Onion, 1 Green Chilli, 1 Ginger, 1 Garlic, 1 tbsp Gochujang Chilli Paste, 1 tbsp Chilli Flakes, 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder, 3 tbsp Honey, 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil, 1 tbsp Soy Sauce, 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder, 1/2 tsp Rice Vinegar, 350 gms Chicken (boneless), 1 tbsp Oil, 100 gm Mozzarella Cheese, 1 Spring Onion.

Recipes In Details:

I'm gonna make a Korean fire chicken which as the name suggests is really spicy. So, let's start with the recipe the first thing we need is a paste which is going to be both the marinade and the sauce for this Korean fire chicken. so the first thing I'm going to add to my blender jar is the bulb of one spring onion 1 green chili 1 teaspoon of finely minced garlic a teaspoon of finely minced ginger now the recipe that makes this uniquely Korean is this gochujang chili paste which you can buy very easily online or in specialty food stores this is a really fiery chili paste so use just a tablespoon of this. Now, this gochujang chili paste is the most important ingredient in this recipe so do make the effort to find it you will not regret it does this. I'm going to add two other kinds of spices one is a tablespoon of paprika or chili flakes I'm just going to add that here and 1 tablespoon of red chili powder the regular kind that you have in your kitchen already now to balance out all the spiciness in this I'm going to add 3 tablespoons of honey, 1/2 a tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce which is going to give a really nice saltiness to this paste and 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper powder just and grind this paste together and just before it's all done quickly add about half a teaspoon of rice vinegar if you can't find rice vinegar just feel free to use regular vinegar and just give it a blitz one more time. Now that's beautiful smells really fragrant and pungent and do not make the mistake of touching this paste with your fingers because chances are you will rub your eye with it just the law of averages says that I'm just gonna put this paste in this bowl because I'm gonna use this bowl to marinate the chicken and now to do this I'm gonna add about 350 grams of boneless chicken which I've just cut up into 1-inch cubes just add that here to the paste mix it really well making sure that the chicken is coated completely in this paste now I'm going to cover this bowl and set it aside in the fridge for about half an hour so that the chicken can absorb the flavors of this fiery marinade.
The chicken has had time to absorb all the flavors of the marinade and I've also got my oven preheating to 200 degrees with the broiler or the top heating function only on you'll see by now in the meantime I'm gonna start cooking this chicken it doesn't need too much oil to remember we've added a little bit of sesame oil to the marinade as well. So just about a tablespoon of oil here and let that heat up slightly the oil has heated up so I'm just gonna add the chicken with the marinade paste everything into the pan.
Keep the flame on medium heat and cover the chicken and let it cook on one side and then we'll flip it over and let it cook through completely in all it should take about ten minutes. Now this has been cooking for about five minutes on one side ooo smells absolutely fiery so now I'm just going to turn the pieces over. You can see the beautiful caramelization because of the honey that we've added to the marinade. So now I'm going to cover this again and let it cook through completely now I've turned the flame on to low and I'm going to let it cook through for another five minutes.
  It's been about another five minutes and as you can see this is steaming so I'm going to open the lid cook through so beautifully they quickly I'm going to turn the heat off and give this a stir. Now remember that I've got my oven preheating and I'm gonna plate up this chicken in this oven full pan and I'll tell you why.
Now one final step is to add some cheese I'm using mozzarella cheese right on top of the chicken here because we're gonna put this in the oven so that the cheese gets melt and becomes really gooey. Now the idea being that this is a fiery spicy chicken and the combination of chicken and cheese will take away the slight spiciness and of course, it's so gooey and yummy. I've used about a hundred grams of mozzarella cheese and if you don't want to use the oven you can very easily do this in the pan as well add the cheese cover it and let it melt and tuck into it immediately but I'm gonna pop this into the oven. It's been about 10 minutes and you can see just how beautifully the mozzarella cheese has melted over the Korean fire chicken.
 So now it's time to just add a sprinkling of a tiny sprinkling of garnish which is just some spring onion greens and that's it just let it cool for about ten minutes and you're ready to tuck into this I love the combination of this fiery spicy Korean chicken with the melty gooey cheese and I hope you'll try this recipe soon when you do leave a comment and follow to FoodLifes for gets more.

Restaurant style Korean fire chicken at home

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