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Easy Korean Sticky Chicken

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The sweet and spicy flavors of this dish echo Korean fried chicken wings, but without the hassle of deep frying. Look for gochujang, a sweet and spicy Korean red pepper paste, in the International aisle of many grocery stores, at an Asian market, and online. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Julia Lee.


  • 2 green onions
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger (1/2 inch is 1 Tbsp. minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons gochujang (sweet and spicy Korean red pepper paste; buy at grocery stores, Asian markets, and online)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
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    NutritionView More

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    Calories370Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate12g4%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Zac Wagner 16 days ago
    Great meal that’s easy for even a beginner.
    Sean Kelley 22 days ago
    Turned out great. I'd recommend the dropping the amount of gochujang if your averse to spicy food. 1 Tbsp = mild but warm 2 Tbsp = medium 3 Tbsp = hot I did 2 Tbsp and it was spicy but not overwhelming. 3 would have been too much for us.
    Karl Simmons a month ago
    A bit too spicy for the family, but I loved it!
    it is very easy to make. Rice is a good combination.
    Alan Barry a month ago
    Fabulous thanks I will recommend you to my friends
    Michele Rosa a month ago
    Very good family loved it.
    Nina 2 months ago
    Good! Be careful not using too much liquid or else the chicken won’t be sticky.
    Cynthia Walton 2 months ago
    Made it a bit less spicy for sensitive tastebuds, turned out great. Would definitely make again.
    Barb Lintott 2 months ago
    Great! I got a little carried away with the fresh ginger so it was a bit to spicy but definitely worth making it again. Yummy!
    Kelly Moore 2 months ago
    So good the whole family approved. I loved how easy it was to make.
    Nathan Crabtree 2 months ago
    Very tasty and easy to make. Would definitely recommend
    Cecilia Santean 2 months ago
    Very easy to make and the flavour is right on point. I didn't have chicken thighs so I've used chicken breast (soaked it in salty warm water for 15 minutes to tenderize it) and I substituted gochujang with sriracha. Turned out really tender and yummy
    Sherman Leung 2 months ago
    didnt have gochujang on hand, had sunchang ssamjang instead. didnt have rice vinegar, hmused apple cider vinegar instead. still turned out great though. Never knew cornstarch could make a crunchy skin!
    Dianne Reid 3 months ago
    its okay. not bad could use more seasoning
    Sweigart 3 months ago
    Made it once with my own Gochujang paste (red pepper flakes, soy sauce and honey) and no mirin - it was very spicy and good. Second time I used ingredients as called for but little more seasoned vinegar and sweet cooking vinegar (mirin) because I was worried about how spicy the Gochujang would be. It had a bit of hot spice but could have been just a touch more. Family liked the recipe and added a little Poke sauce and/or ginger/orange sauce which seemed to make it even better. This will be a go-to recipe, Also added green peppers both times-we like our bell peppers. Made a third time with red miso sauce as the base for making my own Gochujang sauce. It was the best! Especially with added broccoli, it tasted like restaurant dinner.
    Chris Nichol 4 months ago
    doubled the recipe and was enough with 2 cupa of rice for about 6 meals
    Sofia Andersson 4 months ago
    Yummy! Second time making it!
    neil coulter 4 months ago
    awesome dish I love Korean and this did not disappoint
    David Mcgauhey 4 months ago
    This was awesome, very pleased with how well it turned out!
    S Gould 4 months ago
    Excellent. I did add soya sauce & more honey. Yum!
    everyday lyfe 5 months ago
    very good and spicy!!!
    Aline Bristol 5 months ago
    Fun and easy — great with rice and broccoli!
    Gina 5 months ago
    I used chicken breast instead of thighs and wine instead of mirin but the recipe came out well. The sauce is the real star. The chicken preparation was nothing special but overall the meal was enjoyable.
    BJ 6 months ago
    doubled the sauce and added noodles
    Meredith Weipert 6 months ago
    Very delicious and quick meal! Great recipe!
    Stacey 6 months ago
    Loved it! So did the whole fam. I added soy sauce to the sauce and it was just the balance of sweet, spicy, and salty that I was after, but will try it just as recipe calls for next time. Winner!
    Katherine 6 months ago
    It was reallyyyy good, especially when I let the chicken simmer in the sauce while flipping it pretty often for a few extra minutes so the sauce would be thicker
    Cassidy Duan 7 months ago
    Good but not as sticky and crunchy as expected. Next time I plan on adding more corn starch and adding some to the sauce to thicken it
    Emery Green 7 months ago
    really yummy!!!!!! so good it makes want more
    William West 7 months ago
    It wasn’t perfect but it was really good. I did use 3 tablespoons of honey rather than one and it was still plenty spicy. Had it over white rice which was great.