Sweet and sticky with chili heat: Gochujang chicken skewers are a popular street food in South Korea, and you may become an instant convert with this quick and easy grilling sauce. Switch things up and brush the homemade sauce on grilled beef, pork, firm tofu or mushrooms – the applications are endless.
Gochujang is often referred to as the backbone of Korean cooking. This shelf-stable ingredient can be found in Asian grocery stores or on Amazon.
Soak 8 wooden skewers in a pan of hot water for 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring a few times.
Preheat grill over medium heat. Grease grill.
Gochujang Sauce: In a small bowl, stir together gochujang, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar and minced garlic until smooth.
Reserve 2 Tbsp of Gochujang Sauce, and mix into bowl of cucumbers for a quick cucumber salad.
Alternately thread chicken and green onions onto skewers.
Cook chicken skewers in closed grill, turning once and brushing with remaining Gochujang Sauce halfway through until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 10 minutes.
Brush with remaining sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.