Bul Dak (Korean Fire Chicken)


This dish tastes best when enjoyed with some refreshing beer or rice wine. Also, try adding some melted mozzarella cheese on top if you don't mind the extra calories!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 3 mins
2 servings


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste


  • ½ cup chopped Asian pear

  • ¼ onion

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed

  • 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 teaspoon spicy yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or to taste

  • 1 green onion, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds, or to taste


  1. Combine chicken, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, rice wine, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon sugar, and black pepper in a large bowl. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. Combine Asian pear, onion, jalapeno peppers, red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and mustard in a blender; puree into a smooth sauce.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; pour in sauce. Cook until flavors combine, 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute corn syrup for the honey if desired.

Substitute Japanese sake for the Korean rice wine if preferred.

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)

477 Calories
19g Fat
50g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1890mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 655mg 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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