Dak Dori Tang (Spicy Korean Chicken Stew)


A flavorful, spicy dish with chicken. I learned how to make this from a Korean exchange student who stayed with my boyfriend's family. Serve with white sticky rice spooned on top to dilute spiciness.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
31 mins
Total Time:
46 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • ½ teaspoon chile powder

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided, or as needed

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 3 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 leek, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 1 small onion, cut into 8 wedges

  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 cups water, or as needed


  1. Combine soy sauce, gochujang, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, ginger, and chile powder in a bowl for the marinade.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to bowl with marinade and toss to coat.

  3. Heat remaining vegetable oil in stockpot. Stir in carrots, potatoes, leek, and onion. Cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in habanero pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

  4. Pour water into stockpot, stir in chicken and marinade, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, adding more water as desired, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1081mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 30mg 149%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 821mg 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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