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Korean sticky chicken

Korean Sticky Chicken

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Pan fried
  • Cuisine: Korean


Hot, sweet and savory, this Korean sticky chicken is the perfect accompaniment to a steamy bowl of white rice, and only takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound skinless and boneless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced into large chunks
  • 2 tablespoons gochugaru (Korean red chili flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, vegetable oil, or other neutral oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 stalks scallions, chopped


  1. Put the chicken pieces on a sheet of parchment paper and sprinkle Korean red pepper flakes on top. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and pound the chicken with a meat mallet, until each piece is well coated.
  2. In a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat, add the oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom surface of the skillet. When the oil is hot, add the chicken. Cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. In the same pan over medium heat, add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey, and let the sauce bubble for 1 minute, until it thickens a little.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan and cook for about 1 minute, until the chicken is coated evenly.
  5. Turn the heat off and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Toss the chicken on last time and transfer it to a serving plate.
  6. Top with chopped scallions a serve immediately.


This Korean sticky chicken recipe will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 12.7g
  • Sodium: 360.5mg
  • Fat: 10.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.2g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 35.9g
  • Cholesterol: 110.3mg

Keywords: Korean chicken

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