Spicy Korean Chicken and Vegetable Stew (Dak Doritang)

Hot and hearty Korean chicken stew. Serve it on a plate.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons Korean refined rice wine

  • 2 dashes ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 2 dashes ground ginger, or to taste

  • 4 ½ (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

For Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 dash sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks

  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into large chunks

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks

  • 12 sesame leaves, sliced


  1. Combine rice wine, black pepper, and ginger in a shallow dish. Toss in chicken to coat. Marinate for 15 minutes.

  2. Mix gochujang, soy sauce, corn syrup, sugar, garlic, chili powder, and sesame oil together in a bowl for the sauce.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and carrots; cook and stir until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in water. Add the chicken and onion; stir to combine. Add the sauce, stir, and bring stew to a boil. Boil until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. Stir sesame leaves into the stew. Cook until wilted, about 1 minute more.

Cook's Note:

You may need to go to an Asian grocery store for some of the items.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
7g Fat
52g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 46mg 229%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1190mg 25%

* 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.