There are several kinds of skewered chicken preparations in Korea. Among them, I will show you how to make one today. This one is made with chicken, garlic, peppers, and green onions, all marinated in a special sauce. It all tastes really good together. Depending on your tastes, you can use more garlic or pepper for each skewer. Sometime ago, I posted a recipe using some korean peppers that a friend gave us. This is another recipe using those peppers. My husband loved the flavor of the cooked peppers with the sauce; he thinks I could have added more pepper pieces on each skewer. It is up to you. 🙂
Yield: 8 Skewers
Short Korean Lesson
- GoMo (고모) = Aunt (Dad's Sister)
- IMo (이모) = Aunt (Mom's Sister)
- 1 Chicken Breast
- 8 Skewer Sticks (5 Inch)
- 2 Korean Green Peppers
- 8 Green Onions, Bottoms of
- 8 Garlic Cloves
- ⅔ Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Cooking Wine (or Water)
- 1½ Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Fingernail Size Ginger
- ½ tsp Peppercorns
- 1 Pinch Hot Pepper Flakes (Optional)
- 1 tsp Cooking Wine
- 2 Pinches Salt
- 2 Pinches Black Pepper
Cut 1 chicken breast into ½ inch cubes. You can use any other cuts of chicken that you like.
Marinate the chicken with 1 tsp of cooking wine, 2 pinches of salt, and 2 pinches of black pepper while you are preparing the other things.
Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce: ⅔ cup water, ¼ cup soy sauce, 2 Tbsp cooking wine (or water), 1½ Tbsp sugar, 2 garlic cloves, 1 fingernail sized piece of ginger, ½ tsp peppercorns, and 1 pinch of hot pepper flakes in a sauce pan. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
Once the sauce starts to boil, cook it on medium for 5 minutes.
Chop the peppers, onions, and garlic into similar sized pieces compared to the chicken pieces. The peppers are not very spicy and they have a little sweet flavor in their crunchy texture. If you cannot find these Korean peppers, you can use banana peppers, bell peppers, or any other pepper that you like.
Obtain 8 5-inch bamboo skewers. Place the ingredients on the skewers in the following order: garlic, chicken, pepper, chicken, onion, and then chicken.
Strain the sauce and discard the cooked vegetables.
In a heated and generously oiled pan (about 1 Tbsp of cooking oil), place the skewers and cook them on medium-high. Fry them on each side for about a minute.
Pour half of the sauce over the skewers and cook for about another 5 minutes on high. In 5 minutes, the sauce will thicken or almost disappear.
Flip the skewers over and pour the rest of the sauce on top of them. Cook them for another 5 minutes.
These can be good for a party since they look nice and taste great; plus, you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time, and at the last moment, fry and serve them. Try them someday. 🙂