Chicken Bulgogi Recipe


Cal/Serving: 431
Daily Value: 22%
Servings: 2

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Vitamin A56IU1%
Vitamin C4mg7%
Thiamin (B1)0mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg26%
Niacin (B3)13mg67%
Vitamin B61mg55%
Folic Acid (B9)16µg4%
Vitamin B121µg24%
Vitamin D2IU1%
Vitamin E1mg3%
Vitamin K8µg10%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated6g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated5g0%
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Chicken Bulgogi
Hyosun Ro

If you like the sweet and savory bulgogi flavor, but don't like red meat, this one's for you! Bulgogi is a marinated meat dish made with thin slices of beef. Dak bulgogi is a variation made with chicken. "Dak" means chicken.

For the chicken version, I like to add a bit of lemon flavor. It certainly gives the dish a tasty spark! I used boneless chicken thigh, but you can use boneless breast or a combination of both parts. The bite-sized chicken pieces marinate and cook quickly, making this dish a good option for a weeknight meal.

You can enjoy the chicken in lettuce wraps with a dollop of ssamjang or doenjang (soybean paste). It will be equally delicious simply served with your choice of salad or a side dish along with a bowl of rice. Enjoy!

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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thigh and/or breast, trimmed of fat
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey*
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or mirin
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


Cut the chicken into 2-inch-by-1-inch pieces. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together except for the chicken until the sugar has dissolved. Coat the chicken pieces with the marinade. Marinate for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces, reserving the marinade. Cook until slightly browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. (The sugar and honey in the marinade will burn easily, so watch it carefully and add the reserved marinade 1 tablespoon at a time when the pan gets dry. If needed, reduce the heat to avoid burning.) Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

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Servings: 2
Cuisine: Korean
Special Designations: Dairy-free, Low-fat, Kid-friendly

Notes and Substitutions:

*Note: If you don't have honey, just add 1 1/3 more tablespoons brown sugar to the marinade.

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ppaglia's picture

Can you save recipes on this site?????????

chefdon's picture

Sounds tasty, like Chicken Satay @

seamssew's picture

recipes look great!

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