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Korean Spicy Chicken and Potato (Tak Toritang)


"A very easy meal to make! Chicken drumettes, potato, carrots, and onion simmer in a spicy sauce that goes best with white rice. You can find Korean hot pepper paste in a Korean/Asian market. I haven't tried looking in a grocery store. Its Korean name is 'gochujang'."
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1 h servings 447 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.7g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 25.6 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 1994 mg
  • 80%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, mix the chicken, potatoes, carrots, onion, sugar, and garlic. Pour in water and soy sauce, and stir in sugar and hot pepper paste.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes, until chicken juices run clear, vegetables are tender, and liquid has thickened. Serve with hot cooked rice.


  • Editor's Note:
  • You can find gochujang, Korean hot pepper paste, in Korean/Asian markets or online.

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I just wanted to add some information to my mom's recipe. When the recipe says 3 tbs, that's 3 heaping tbs (but adjust to your liking). You may reduce the soy sauce down to 1/3 cup - the recipe ...

Most helpful critical review

The meat, potatoes, onions and carrots all tasted the same. It all had the same flavor. I grew tired of the taste after a couple of bites.

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I just wanted to add some information to my mom's recipe. When the recipe says 3 tbs, that's 3 heaping tbs (but adjust to your liking). You may reduce the soy sauce down to 1/3 cup - the recipe ...

This is dish is very delicious and very authentic. I remember my mom making it when I was younger. Here are some of my changes: I added 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped ginger and instead of the...

Great recipe! I am not Korean, but I love Korean food. I actually came to love Korean food from watching Korean Dramas (sounds weird, but makes total sense to a Korean drama addict!). I love...

I'm korean and this recipe is definitely authentic. It is meant to be spicy so if you dont like spicy this is not the recipe for you. I used a combination of boneless skinless breasts and legs. ...

My boyfriend and I eat Korean food quite often and this particular dish has always been a favorite of his. This was my first time cooking it for him. Overall he really enjoyed it. The only part ...

My wife is part korean and had the paste already on hand to make this. She told me the Korean name for this meal is "tak toritang." "Gochujang" is the Korean name for the paste. It was her first...

Food was great!!!! I used chicken breast instead but turned out delicious.

We have a Korean exchange student living with us. He said this taste like what his mom makes. Ya!!

Delicious and easy! Just a few modifications: I used drumsticks and wings (started them frozen with the soy sauce and water while I prepped the veggies), reduced the sugar to 1 tablespoon and s...