Dak Bulgogi (Korean Style Spicy Chicken) Kabobs. Great recipe for Dak Bulgogi (Korean Style Spicy Chicken) Kabobs. Dak bulgogi (DAHK BOOLgohgi), dak meaning chicken and bulgogi meaning bbq or grilled meat, is usually spicy-hot whereas the beef kind isn't. But the base of the marinade is fairly similar.
This sweet and spicy marinade turns any meat dish into a celestial one. It is especially great with chicken or pork. Chicken thigh meat is the best for flavor and texture, but white meat also goes well with the marinade. Nowdays, you should can boil Dak Bulgogi (Korean Style Spicy Chicken) Kabobs using 11 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how the way you boil it.
Ingredients of Dak Bulgogi (Korean Style Spicy Chicken) Kabobs
- It’s 12-15 of bamboo skewers soaked in water for at least an hour.
- You need 2-2.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into roughly 1.5-inch *cubes* (to the extent that you can cut chicken thigh meat into cubes, which is to say not really).
- You need 2 Tablespoons of minced garlic (about 3 cloves).
- Prepare 1 teaspoon of minced fresh ginger root (or you could use about 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder).
- It’s 1 of green onion, finely chopped.
- Prepare 1/8 cup of sugar.
- You need 1/8 cup of gochujang (Korean red chili paste) You can substitute with sriracha – not quite the same, but you'll get a tasty result.
- You need 1/8 cup of low sodium soy sauce.
- Prepare 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.
- Prepare 1.5 Tablespoons of neutral oil (like vegetable, canola, grapeseed).
- You need 1 of large onion, cut into 1" pieces for skewering and tossed with 2 teaspoonfuls of oil.
Ginger adds a nice kick and removes the gamy smell. Peel skin from chicken thighs and trim off excess fat. Cut each into single flat 'steak,' working around the bone. Save any smaller pieces for cooking as well.
Dak Bulgogi (Korean Style Spicy Chicken) Kabobs step by step
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the onion, making sure to incorporate all of them thoroughly..
- Cover the bowl and set in the fridge to marinate (about 1 hour ideally, and not more than 2). Remember to take the meat out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you're ready to grill. If you're using a charcoal grill, start your coals about 20 to 25 minutes before you want to grill. You want a gentle, medium low heat over which to cook these kebabs. If gas, just pre-heat your grill to medium low 5 to 7 minutes before cooking..
- Skewer your kabobs so they look like this. 6 single layers of onion with 5 roughly 1"layers of chicken skewered between them. As you've probably discovered by now, it's a little challenging to get 1" cubes of meat from chicken thighs, but you generally want a 1" thickness of meat between veg, so you might have to add odd pieces of chicken to the bigger ones to achieve this thickness. I used only onions mostly because I think it tastes simple and delicious this way..
- Over a medium low grill, cook the kebabs about 15 minutes, covered, turning them every 5 minutes..
Preheat grill to medium high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers; brush with canola oil. Korean chicken bulgogi aka dak bulgogi is one easy recipe and full of flavor. It can be grilled, baked or cooked on the stove-top. Serve it with cucumber and carrot salad, or as lettuce wraps.