Dak Bulgogi (Korean Barbeque Chicken)
Peel skin from chicken thighs and trim off excess fat. Cut each into single flat 'steak,' working around the bone. Save any smaller pieces for cooking as well. Rinse thighs under cold water, removing any film. Place in a large bowl.Advertisement
Pulse soy sauce, apple, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, gochugaru, and ginger together in a food processor until marinade is smooth.
Pour marinade into the bowl with the chicken and stir to coat. Pierce the chicken with a skewer for extra absorption, if desired. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 6 to 12 hours.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and add to the skillet. Cook and stir until no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Transfer thighs to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds.
Use pear in place of apple, if preferred.
If there is extra marinade, add near the end of cooking to give the thighs extra flavor. Do not add until the very end, otherwise it will burn/char the thighs because of the sugars in the marinade.
Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.