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Delicious 30-Minute Gochujang Korean Chicken Skewers

Spicy Gochujang chicken skewers
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Yields
4 servings

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.

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ingredients

Chicken Skewers

8
boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1 ½-inch pieces
2
Tbsp white vinegar or cider vinegar
4
tsp canola oil
1
Tbsp sodium-reduced soy sauce
½
tsp each salt and pepper
6
green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
¼
tsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Gochujang Sauce

4
Tbsp gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
2
Tbsp honey
1
Tbsp sesame oil
1
Tbsp sodium-reduced soy sauce
1
Tbsp white vinegar or cider vinegar
2
cloves garlic, minced

Cucumber Salad

2
baby cucumbers, cut into thin coins
¼
English cucumber, cut into thin coins
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directions

Notes

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.

Ingredients for gochujang Korean chicken skewers
Step 1

Soak 8 wooden skewers in a pan of hot water for 15 minutes.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Preheat grill over medium heat. Grease grill.

Step 4

Gochujang Sauce: In a small bowl, stir together gochujang, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar and minced garlic until smooth.

Step 5

Reserve 2 Tbsp of Gochujang Sauce, and mix into bowl of cucumbers for a quick cucumber salad.

Cucumber salad tossed in Korean gochujang sauce
Step 6

Alternately thread chicken and green onions onto skewers.

Chicken skewers
Step 7

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.

Step 8

Brush with remaining sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

Korean Gochujang skewers

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