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dakdoritang is spicy Korean chicken stew in gochujang sauce

Spicy Korean Chicken Stew (Dakdoritang)

Holly Ford
Spicy Korean chicken stew (dakdoritang) is the epitome of spicy chicken. Chicken and vegetables are simmered in gochujang sauce and sea kelp stock.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Main Course, Stew
Cuisine Korean
Servings 6


  • 3 1/2 lb whole chicken cut up to pieces, skin removed if possible
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lb potato diced
  • 2 green chilies sliced
  • 2 green onion chopped
  • 2-3 cup sea kelp stock see notes below

Seasoning paste


  • To make the seasoning paste, mix all the seasoning paste ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat with the seasoning. Place the chicken in a braising pan or a deep skillet.
  • Pour the sea kelp stock over the chicken to barely cover them,about 2-3 cup. Bring to med-hot heat and let them boil first, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Add the onion and carrots to the chicken, toss together. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes to the chicken and vegetable mixture and simmer together for 10-15 minutes. Cooking time will vary depends on the size of your vegetables.
  • When the vegetables are just tender, uncover the pan. Raise the heat to med-high, and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  • Lastly sprinkle chilies, green onion, and heat though. Remove the pan from the heat. Let the stew rest for 5-10 minutes before you serve. The sauce will thicken as the stew rests. Serve the stew with rice.


To make the sea kelp stock: Put a piece (about the size of your hand) of dried sea kelp (aka konbu) in a small pot with 4 cups of water. Bring to boil first, then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Discard the sea kelp and you will get golden sea kelp stock ready to use.
Keyword dakdoritang, gochugaru, gochujang, Korean chicken stew, Korean chili flakes, sea kelp stock, spicy chicken stew, spicy korean chicken, spicy Korean chicken stew, whole chicken
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