Korean Spicy Chicken Tenders with Sweet Apple


This is my mom's and I think it's genius. Chicken is so tender and spicy flavor of korean red pepper paste with fresh big chunks of apple, celery, and bell pepper is just so wholesome and hearty..Serve with a bowl of steamed white rice, tortilla, pita bread, or sandwich bread.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ apple, cut into chunks

  • 1 stalk celery, cut into chunks

  • ½ green bell pepper, cut into chunks

  • onion, cut into bite-size pieces

  • ¾ pound chicken tenderloins, cut into chunks

  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 pinch lemon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the apple, celery, bell pepper, and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken, hot pepper paste, white wine, lemon pepper, sugar, garlic, and pepper. Cook the chicken until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
16g Fat
28g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 649mg 14%

* 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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