gochujang chicken on black plate
Spicy Gochujang Chicken
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Fiery, spicy-sweet Gochujang Chicken. A Korean classic that tastes great broiled in the oven or cooked in the Instant Pot.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Gochujang Chicken Thighs
Servings: 4
Author: The Subversive Table
Ingredients
  • 8 chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup Gochujang paste
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Mirin or rice wine
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seed oil
Instructions
  1. Whisk marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken. Mix thoroughly, making sure each chicken piece is coated with sauce. Set aside.  

    gochujang marinade in stainless steel bowl and whisk
Instant Pot Instructions
  1. Put chicken and all of the marinade into the instant pot. Make sure to spread chicken evenly in one layer. You don’t want a mound of chicken in the middle, as this will lead to uneven cooking.

  2. Set “Meat” function for 8 minutes. Use the Natural Release function and wait until the Instant Pot is de-pressurized, about 5 minutes. Mix chicken in the juices. There may be some dark brown spots on the bottom of the chicken. That’s ok. 

  3. Remove chicken onto a platter and drizzle generously with sauce. You can shred the chicken or serve as whole thighs.  Garnish with chopped green onion and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve with additional sauce at the table.    

Broiling/Sheet Pan Instructions
  1. Position oven rack so that it's on the top most rack, about 3-4-inches from the heat source.  Preheat oven to BROIL.   Let the oven heat for at least 10 minutes.  

  2. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Add chicken thighs to the sheet pan in a single layer.  They should all fit comfortably with some space in between.  Broil until partially cooked with little charred spots on the top, about 6-8 minutes. 

  3. Flip the chicken.  Broil until completely cooked with little charred spots on the top, another 6-8 minutes.  Make sure to watch the chicken carefully - the sauce burns easily.  

  4. Remove from oven.  At this point, you can shred the chicken or serve as whole thighs.  Garnish with chopped green onion and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.  

Recipe Notes

* Recipe does not include time the Instant Pot takes to pressurize and de-pressurize.