Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers
Korean cuisine is a harmonious dance of flavors, and these Spicy BBQ Chicken Skewers take center stage. Imagine succulent pieces of chicken, marinated to perfection in a medley of Korean spices, then grilled to achieve that delightful char. Each bite tells a tale of sweet, savory, and a touch of heat that ignites your taste buds.
Get ready to embark on a culinary journey where tradition meets a hint of modern flair. These Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers are not just a meal; they’re a celebration of Korea’s rich gastronomic culture.
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- Sliced green onions, for garnish
- In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, gochujang, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to create the marinade.
- Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto skewers.
- Grill the skewers for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
- Garnish with sliced green onions and an extra sprinkle of sesame seeds.
- Serve the Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers with steamed rice and your favorite Korean banchan (side dishes).
Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes (including marination)
Yield: 4 servings
These Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers are a tantalizing fusion of flavors, blending the fiery kick of gochujang with the deep umami of soy sauce and the nutty allure of sesame oil. This dish pays homage to Korean culinary traditions while offering a contemporary twist that’s sure to ignite delight at your table.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 280, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 30g
Korean cuisine is a tapestry of bold tastes, and with these Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers, you’ve woven a masterpiece that’s both traditional and innovative. Your palate will be whisked away on an adventure that’s as satisfying as it is unforgettable.