Baked Gochujang Chicken Thighs

These chicken thighs are baked with gochujang, a Korean red chili paste that is tangy, salty, and very hot. The heat in this sauce is moderated by sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. If you like it hot, simply add more gochujang until your taste buds yell, "Uncle!" We like this with simple steamed broccoli and white rice.

Baked Gochujang Chicken Thighson plate with lime weges
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon gochujang paste, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1 lime, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil; place a baking rack on the foil.

  2. Whisk gochujang paste, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic powder together in a small bowl to make a sauce.

  3. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; brush both sides of chicken pieces with sauce. Place chicken on the rack in the prepared pan.

  4. Bake chicken in the preheated oven, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds, and serve with lime wedges.

Cook's Note:

Gochujang and soy sauce are very salty. To keep salt levels down, there is no added salt in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

662 Calories
40g Fat
11g Carbs
69g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 662
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 367mg 122%
Sodium 800mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 69g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 804mg 17%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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