Korean steamed chicken [Jjim Dak]


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Korean steamed chicken [Jjim Dak]

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Ingredients (15)

  • a chopped whole chicken
  • 3 Potatoes
  • glass noodles
  • 3 Dried chillies
  • 1 and a half carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 2 spring onion

For making sauce

  • 2/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs cooking wine
  • 1 Tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbs starch syrup(or rice syrup)
  • 3 Tbs sugar
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • Pepper and 1 crushed garlic


Steamed chicken [Jjim Dak] is a sweet but savory dish that is very popular in Korea. The dish originated from the city of Andong, which if you visit today you will find that they even have a Jjim Dak street which has many steamed chicken restaurants.


  1. 1Peel the skin off the chicken.
  2. 2Soak the chicken pieces and glass noodles in the water for 20minutes.
  3. 3Meanwhile, Cut the vegetables into big slices.
  4. 4Making the sauce. Mix the all sauce ingredients in the bowl.
  5. 5First,Boil the chicken pieces for 3mins then save that chicken stock.
  6. 6Get another pan and put in chickens, carrots, potatoes,dried chillies.
  7. 7Add the sauce and 3 cups of the water we saved(chicken stock).Then boil them for 25minutes.
  8. 8Add glass noodles and spring onion. Then boil 5minutes more.
  9. 9*TIP
    Peel the veggie’s edge smooth because if their conner is sharp, it’s easy to be broken when it’s steamed for a long time.
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