Korean Chicken Stew – Comfort Food Korean Style

Americans love chicken soup and so do Koreans. However, Koreans have a different twist on how to make a chicken soup. It’s more nutritious, it’s got more flavor, and bound to make you a lover. Also known as dak boekkum tang in the Korean language. This stew is packed full of vegetables, it’s sweet, savory, spicy, all in one dish. If you don’t like spice much, don’t worry you can tone down the spice to your own comfort level. This meal is a great way to enjoy a fall or winter evening. Even if you are a Korean reading this article there are three things you want to know when making this fantastic dish.

Nutrition Rating: BroccoliBroccoliBroccoliBroccoli

First Thing to Know About Cooking Korean Chicken Stew

My husband is great at cooking American foods, and there are a few things that I learned from him that have improved the traditional way that I make Korean food. In a way you could say that I make fusing some American in my Korean cooking. The first thing I want you to know is that if you fry the chicken on medium high heat for the first 5 to 10 minutes this will go a long way toward creating extra flavor. This is because of the Milliard reaction that takes place where the food is browned on the outside. This high heat and resulting browning creates additional flavor that is satisfying to your taste buds.


There’s two more things you want to know that go with this recipe that we want to share with you. We reserve our best tips, tricks, and secrets for registered members or people who will share our content. Please either login or create a free account by registering or simply use a social media account to shrare.

Please either Login here or select a social share below to see the premium content.



Recipe Card

Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Korean Chicken Stew - Combining the remaining ingredients
Korean Chicken Stew
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Americans love chicken soup and so do Koreans. However, Koreans have a different twist on how to make a chicken soup. It's more ... read more
Korean Chicken Stew
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Americans love chicken soup and so do Koreans. However, Koreans have a different twist on how to make a chicken soup. It's more ... read more
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Servings Prep Time
people 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
people 20minutes 40minutes
Ingredients:
Ingredients:
Instructions
Print Recipe

  1. Gather the ingredients for making Korean Chicken Stew. Then read the tricks found here.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Ingredients
  2. Peel and cut potatoes.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Peeling and cutting potato in to chunks
  3. Peel and cut carrots.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Peeling and cutting the carrot
  4. Prepare squash by cleaning the outside under running water.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Preparing the squash for the stew
  5. Slice the squash in half.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Slicing the squash in half
  6. Scoop out all the seeds from the squash.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Cleaning Squash
  7. Slice the squash down to 1 1/2 in (3.5cm) slices.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Slicing the squash for the stew
  8. Cut the squash into chunks.

    Korean Chicken Stew -
  9. Clean the chicken under running water. Take off the skin.

  10. Have your mise en place prepared before you begin to cook.Korean Chicken Stew - Ingredients
  11. In a big pot, on medium high heat, fry the chicken with minced garlic, pepper, sugar, and chili pepper powder. Cook for 5 to 10 minute.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Boiling the chicken
  12. When the chicken is browned outside, change heat to medium. Add onion and soy sauce, then cook for 5 minutes.

  13. Add 3 quarts of water, change to medium high heat.

  14. Add carrot and potato in intervals. Add carrot and cook for 5 minutes. Then add potato and cook for 5 minutes.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Adding potatoes and carrots and bringing stew to a boil
  15. Add squash, cook for 5 minutes. Then add mushroom and cook for another 5 minutes.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Combining the remaining ingredients
  16. Make sure you check the potato and squash by stabbing them with a fork. It should slide in and out without having to shake the vegetable or pull the vegetable off the fork.

    Korean Chicken Stew - Simmering the stew until pumpkin is tender
  17. Last, add green onions, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add more sugar and chilli pepper powder if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  18. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Korean Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 746mg 31%
Potassium 525mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 96%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 3%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Notes

Chef Tips: Making Great Dak Bokkeum Tang - Spicy Chicken Stew

Be sure to use a stockpot that is made for making soups. Cooking soup or stew in a vessel that is made for soup or stew is much better than using your expensive stainless steel pots. Stain less steel pots are great for cooking pastas, but not ideal for cooking a soup or a stew.

When you cook a soup or stew you want to cook in a vessel that has an enamel surface. An enamel surface stockpot is ideal for cooking soups and stews. With an enamel stockpot your soup or stew wont leave that stain in a ring around the area at the top of the soup or stew. Or at least you will be able to clean that area without the flavor and odor sticking to the inside. This way your soups and stews won't taste or smell like the last thing you cooked. Use your stainless steel pots as they were designed, for cooking pasta and boiling water.

To make Dak Bokkeum Tang (Spicy Chicken Stew), start by preparing your ingredients placing them near the stove where you can work each step. Have a big and deep enough pot. Once your assembly line is ready, then follow the instructions.

Serving Size = 2 cups

If you like this recipe try also:



Sharing is caring!