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Korean braised chicken – Jjimdak 찜닭

Braised chicken with vegetables in soy sauce – Jjimdak 찜닭 – is a dish originated from the city of Andong and it has a deep, complex flavor with a mild spicy kick. A delicious dish with balanced flavors that has become very popular in Korea.

I have tried Jjimdak many times during my trips in Korea and I have been wanting to cook it for long time. Today we will cook it together. Let’s get started!

Ingredients for 3-4 people

jjimdak ingredienti

  • 1.8 pounds/800 grams or mixed chicken pieces (legs, breast, wings)
  • 2 medium size potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 4.5 ounces/100 grams potato noodles
  • 3 dried chillies
  • 1 onion
  • 2 button mushrooms
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 spoon of roasted sesame seeds

for the sauce:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 spoon of brown sugar
  • 1 spoon of oyster sauce (can be replaced with 1/2 spoon of soy sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
  • 2 spoons of sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper powder


  1. Bring  1,5 l (6 cups) of water in a pot and add the chicken pieces. In the meantime slice all the vegetables in similar sizes.
  1. Parboil the chicken for about a min and skim off any fat. Drain the water.
  1. In another big pot add the chicken, the sauce and set the heat to medium. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes with the lid on.jjimdak cuocere pollo
  1. Add potatoes, carrot, onion and chilli peppers. Let it cook for 5-7 with the lid on stirring gently occasionally.

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  1. Add potato noodles, the green onion and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes stirring to have the potato noodles cooking.

jjimdak aggiunta noodles

  1. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve!

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Buon appetito!