5 Flavorful Korean Chicken Dishes

Korean fried chicken

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Whether it's grilled, roasted, braised or fried, the chicken in these Korean dishes is never bland or dry. Try one of these flavorful chicken dishes that show off the meat's versatility.

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    Roasted Chicken Wings (Tong Dak)

    Close up of Tong Dak

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    Korean oven-roasted chicken wings are good for almost any occasion. They are good as an appetizer or a main dish, as a drinking snack (anju), as a casual meal or part of a picnic, and as part of a large celebratory dinner. Easy to marinate and make in large batches, they are perfect for kids' parties or family-style gatherings. Tongdak chicken wings are juicy, spicy, and sweet, and it's impossible to just eat one. You'll never have leftovers when you make these chicken wings. They are delicious, healthy and almost mess-free.

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    Braised Chicken With Shiitake Mushrooms

    Braised Chicken With Shiitake Mushrooms

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    We love Korean braised chicken because you know you'll always get a flavorful meal. This dish braises in the oven, and the shiitake mushrooms give it a lovely, deep flavor. There is no spice in this dish and even the chef that spices with the lightest hand will manage to produce a robust meal. If you're an inexperienced cook and want to try something with straightforward ingredients that are impossible to mess up, then this dish is for you.

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    Bulgogi Chicken

    charcoal grilled bulgogi marinated chicken with sliced scallions, kim chi, sesame seeds and lettuce

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    While it's admittedly not quite as easy as ordering takeout barbecue from the Korean restaurant, this backyard replica Bulgogi Chicken makes a convincing stand-in without too much effort. Serve it with rice, kimchi, and your favorite Korean condiments.

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    Korean Fried Chicken

    Korean Chicken Wings

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    Deep-fried and tossed with a sticky-sweet sauce of ketchup, garlic chili paste, honey, soy, and garlic, these Korean chicken wings are flavorful and addictive. They cook quickly and the sauce comes together easily for a no-brainer appetizer or a fun main dish. Serve at your next game day gathering or pair with rice and salad for dinner.

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    Korean Sweet Soy Chicken

    Korean Sweet Soy Chicken

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    This soy honey chicken recipe is simple to make and can be done in one pan on the stovetop. It's also great on the grill, on skewers, or as the protein in a meal salad.

    With just five everyday ingredients, you can make this chicken and use it for Korean chicken tacos, Asian chicken salads, chicken paninis, and even chicken pastas.