Korean Spicy Chicken and Potato (Tak Toritang)


A very easy meal to make! Chicken drumettes, potato, carrots, and onion simmer in a spicy sauce that goes best with white rice. You can find Korean hot pepper paste in a Korean/Asian market. I haven't tried looking in a grocery store. Its Korean name is 'gochujang'. Serve with hot cooked rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 2 ½ pounds chicken drumettes

  • 2 large potatoes, cut into large chunks

  • 2 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces

  • 1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, mix the chicken, potatoes, carrots, onion, sugar, and garlic. Pour in water and soy sauce, and stir in sugar and hot pepper paste.

  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes, until chicken juices run clear, vegetables are tender, and liquid has thickened.

Editor's Note:

You can find gochujang, Korean hot pepper paste, in Korean/Asian markets or online.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
14g Fat
55g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1994mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 42mg 210%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1141mg 24%

* 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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