So… I’m moving to Korea in 8 days! It’s finally happening, but I also need to get things in order before I leave, like my apartment. So I was looking at my fridge and since I cook all my own food, my fridge isn’t looking as scant as it should. I had a whole pack of chicken and a hankering for spicy food (which isn’t new). What could I make…? Dak-do-ri-tang (닭도리탕)! Since I have been trying to develop my own recipes and I refuse to use premade sauces, the following recipe is all mine. It is extremely spicy just like I like it. I would suggest people who are weaker to spices to cut the amount of pepper paste and flakes in half.
- 2 tbsps 고추장 (Korean red pepper paste)
- 4 tbsp 고추가루 Korean red pepper flakes)
- 2 tbsps soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 green onion
- 1 small onion
- 1 carrot
- 3 small potatoes or one big potato
- Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
- Cut the chicken into 1-inch chucks and boil in water to remove impurities in the meat while you prepare the vegetables.
- Peel and cut the carrots and potatoes. You want nice, stew-like chunks (but not too big, you want them to cook down in a somewhat short amount of time).
- Cut the green onion into 1-inch strips. Cut onion into chunks as well.
- Add the carrots and potatoes to a saute pan and put about 3/4 c. of water. Heat to medium heat. Once the water starts to boil, add the chicken and rest of the vegetables to the pot (except the green onions).
- Mix in 2/3 of the sauce and once the water starts to boil, lower the heat to low and cover.
- Cook for 10 minutes. Add the rest of the sauce.
- Cook for 5 minutes more. Add the green onions.
- The stew is done when the potatoes are soft.