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Korean-Inspired Spicy Chicken


I grew up in Malaysia, where I enjoyed cooking and eating local dishes every day.

This Korean-inspired spicy chicken is delicious!

This Korean-inspired spicy chicken is delicious!

Korean-Inspired Spicy Chicken

This Korean-inspired spicy chicken is one of our favorite meals. I made it for my husband's birthday last year, and we've enjoyed it on many other occasions, as well. If you are looking for something new to cook for your family, I think this dish is perfect. It's so delicious, and you won't believe how easy it is to make.

By the way, if you are wondering where to get the chili paste, head over to your nearest Asian store; they'll certainly carry it. I've also included a link below to the brand I use, which I think works really well for this recipe.


  • 1 pound chicken parts (wings, drumsticks, breasts)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 inches ginger, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons Korean chili paste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the onion, shallots, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, chili paste, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Stir and mix everything together. The marinade should be thick.
  2. Throw in the chicken parts into the sauce. Let the chicken soak.
  3. Cover with cling wrap and keep in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  4. Grill the chicken, 6 minutes on each side, or until it's fully cooked.
  5. Serve with your favorite salad or rice.

Hot Pepper Paste

© 2018 Liza

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