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Korean Chicken Recipe

Korean Chicken

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"A savory soy sesame delight! Serve over shredded cabbage if desired."

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  1. Using a sharp knife, remove all chicken meat from bones. Cut into 1/8 inch thick, 2 inch square slices. Put chicken in a medium bowl and add soy sauce.
  2. In an iron skillet heat sesame seeds until they begin to swell up and pop. Put the seeds in the bottom of a wooden bowl along with the salt. Using the back of a large spoon, crush the seeds as finely as possible. Add the pepper, onion, garlic, oil, sugar and monosodium glutamate. Mix together. Stir the chicken and soy sauce into this mixture and let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Put chicken mixture in previously used skillet. Cover and cook over low heat until chicken is tender (if it becomes too dry during the cooking time, add a little water).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2004

As a native Korean, I knew that it's not an authentic Korean recipe, but enjoyed the taste! To make it more Korean, you could put the chicken with bones and add Dangmyun (noodles made of sweet potato starch) and fresh green chilies cut into small pieces.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2009

It was pretty good. I feel like the sesame was a bit overpowering for some reason, but I enjoyed it anyway.

Sep 07, 2005

This was good. I added extra garlic, used boneless skinless breasts, omitted MSG, and at the end I added crushed red pepper for more kick. Also grew tired trying to crush the sesame seeds so left them mostly whole. I liked this a lot, served over rice, would make again.

Oct 16, 2003

I loved this. My variations: didn't have MSG, and used 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken instead of a 3 lb. bird. Fantastic and delicious!

Feb 22, 2006

your recipe was very good except i tried it using boneless breast which was still very good.

Sep 24, 2010

this is a very good meal with rice. I changed nothing but brown sugar for white sugar. very good and quick dinner.

Oct 16, 2003

I also skipped the MSG and used boneless chicken breasts. We all enjoyed this and my son gave it 5 stars.

Jun 10, 2009

The chicken was very flavorful and moist. We'll be making it again.


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  • Calories
  • 794 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 255 mg
  • 85%
  • Fat
  • 54.7 g
  • 84%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 65.3 g
  • 131%
  • Sodium
  • 1338 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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