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Spicy Chicken Bulgogi garnished with green onions and sesame seeds

Easy To Make Superb Spicy Chicken Bulgogi!

Make your Spicy Chicken Bulgogi dreams come true with this recipe! Super easy to make with a delectably spicy, garlicky, and sweet flavor, you will love it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 46 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 3 people


  • Cast iron skillet or wok preferred


  • 1 lb chicken thighs can use chicken breast if you prefer
  • 3 tbsp gochujang Korean hot pepper paste
  • 2 tbsp gochugaru Korean red pepper powder
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 ts black pepper can use coarse black pepper
  • 1 ts sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 or 2 green onions sliced, as garnish
  • sesame seeds as garnish


  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. The marinade ingredients include: gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, black pepper, and sesame oil. Mix well.
    Spicy Chicken Bulgogi marinade in a white bowl with a spoon
  • Coat the chicken with the marinade. Set it aside to rest for around 30 minutes.
    Spicy Chicken Bulgogi
  • Place your skillet (cast iron or wok preferred) on a high heat on your stove and add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken add stir fry (stir often) for around 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    Spicy Chicken Bulgogi
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately with steamed rice and garnished with delicious sesame seeds and sliced green onions!
    Spicy Chicken Bulgogi in a bowl garnished with green onions and sesame seeds


Enjoy this taste of Korea!  The flavors are BIG and BOLD here, so if you don't like things too spicy you can cut back on the gochugaru (Korean hot pepper powder) to suit your tastes.
Great served with some Korean banchan (side dishes) as well!  Check out Korean Perilla Leaves or Korean Zucchini Side Dish for some tasty options! 
Keyword bulgogi, Chicken, chicken bulgogi