Dakjjim (Korean Chicken Stew)


My husband's mother introduced me to Korean food with this recipe, which instantly shot up my list of all-time favorites. Serve with a small amount of broth over hot white rice.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
8 servings



  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 12 chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into thirds

  • 2 yellow onions, sliced into 1/2-inch rings

  • 3 quarts water

  • 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings


  1. Mix chopped onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, and black pepper in a large bowl to make marinade. Add chicken thighs; soak for at least 20 minutes.

  2. Spread onion rings on the bottom of a large pot. Place chicken thighs, with some of the marinade, on top. Pour in water to fill the pot halfway. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cook until chicken thighs are tender, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Add carrots and jalapeno peppers. Cook until carrots are soft, about 30 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

For a less-spicy version, remove the jalapeno seeds, but keep the pepper for added flavor and texture.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
13g Fat
27g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1031mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 525mg 11%

* 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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