Spicy Gochujang Chicken
Fiery, spicy-sweet Gochujang Chicken. A Korean classic that tastes great broiled in the oven or cooked in the Instant Pot.
Servings: 4 people
- 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
Instant Pot Instructions
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.
Cover and lock the lid in place. Cook on “Manual” function (high pressure) for 8 minutes. When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then, release the rest of the pressure manually.
Mix chicken and juices together. There may be some dark brown spots on the bottom of the chicken. That’s ok.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 does not include time the Instant Pot takes to pressurize and de-pressurize.
**If your chicken thighs are bigger and/or thicker than usual, I recommend cooking for 10 minutes.