Soy-Garlic Marinated Chicken In A Lettuce Wrap

Marja Vongerichten, of PBS' The Kimchi Chronicles, shares one of her favorite dishes that she thinks is approachable for anyone who wants to try cooking Korean food.

Watch the video above for the full demonstration or follow the recipe below!


For the soy-garlic marinade:

1 large onion

1 cup whole garlic cloves

1/2 Asian pear or American pear

1 cup water

1 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup sesame oil

For the chicken:

Sesame oil

2 breasts and 4 thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces


For the marinade:

Put the onion, garlic, pear, and ½ cup of the water in the bowl of a food processor and blend them until it becomes a coarse paste. Pour the paste into a bowl and add the soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil and mix all together.

For the chicken:

Thinly coat a skillet with sesame oil and heat over high heat. Mix the chicken and marinade thoroughly, and cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes depending on the size of the cut.