Delicious Gochujang Korean Roasted Chicken with Pita bread
Korean barbeque is something I really enjoy when eating with friends and family members.
Usually it takes a minimum 2 pax to setup the charcoal grill (build-in grill at diner's table) in Korean restaurants, so it is definitely a dish to best enjoy in a group. Although bulgogi, the grill beef tenderloin is the most representative form of Korean barbecue, most of the Korean restaurant also serve grilled chicken and pork in their menu.
I recently bought a tub of Gochujang sauce (Korean hot pepper paste) from Wah Nam Hong supermarket but had not idea what to do about it. With great cravings for Korean barbeque, I had an idea to make the roasted gochujang chicken breast fillets and eat it with pita bread and Romaine lettuces as a complete meal.
The roasted gochujang chicken breast fillets turned out to be absolutely delicious, with the added Korean spicy kick. It seriously worth the effort to roast my own Korean BBQ. For those who is keen to experiment the dish, here is the simple recipe to share.
1 chicken breast fillet
1 tbsp of gochujang sauce
1/2 tbsp of sesame oil
1/2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1/2 a fresh lemon
some cooking oil
Step 1: Place the chicken breast fillet in a zipper lock plastic bag. Add-in the gochujang sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper
Step 2: Pound the chicken fillet with a rolling pin to soften the fillet for better absorption of the marinate mix. Marinate the fillet overnight in the fridge (Remember to bring the marinated chicken fillet to room temperature at least an hour before baking)
Step 3: Brush some cooking oil on the fillet and pop into the oven to bake for 10 minutes at 195°C
Step 4: Turn over the chicken fillet. Smear some honey on the fillet and bake for another 5 minutes
Step 5: Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice on the chicken fillet and roasted gochujang chicken fillet is ready to be served
A great homemade barbeque meal indeed, minus off the worries of walking out of the restaurant smelled like a piece of smokey bacon. A happy Sunday afternoon !