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We called it 'Korean Chicken' - What is it?


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We called it 'Korean Chicken' - What is it?

nja | Jun 25, 2003 06:06 PM

A very long time ago, my grandmother visited Korea and brought back the following recipe. My mother copied the recipe and made it often; I must have eaten this dish 2 or 3 times a month while growing up. We referred to it as "Korean Chicken." A more literal name might be "Chicken Braised in Soy Sauce."

Does anyone know the real name and origin of this dish? Or is it just a gringo concoction that was unloaded upon a white tourist? I've found similar recipes via Google, but I don't know if they're the real deal or the Korean equivalent of General Tso's Chicken.

If it was a real Korean dish, I'm guessing chiles and/or chile paste were edited out by my grandmother--any suggestions for better recipes of the same dish?


Korean Chicken
Mix together:
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2-4 green onions cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 clove garlic, chopped

Pour mixture into a roasting pan, add in a single layer:
chicken legs and thighs, on the bone

Bake in oven for 45 minutes at 400F. Turn chicken a few times during cooking to ensure that all sides spend time submerged.

Serve chicken with rice and a small bowlful of the braising liquid for dipping.

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