Dakdoritang (Spicy Chicken Stew)

This a great one-pot chicken stew, Korean-style.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into 10 pieces and fat trimmed

  • water to cover

  • 3 slices fresh ginger

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Korean hot pepper paste

  • 1 tablespoon Korean hot pepper powder

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1x2-inch pieces

  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1x2-inch pieces

  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and cut into 1x2-inch pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Put chicken pieces in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Add ginger and bring water to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain water and discard ginger.

  2. Mix 1 1/2 cups water, soy sauce, sugar, hot pepper paste, hot pepper powder, sesame oil, and garlic into chicken; cook and stir over medium heat for 10 minutes.

  3. Stir potatoes and carrot into chicken mixture; cook for 5 minutes. Add onion, salt, and black pepper; mix well. Cook stew until heated through and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Garnish stew with green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
14g Fat
22g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 660mg 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.