Spicy Korean Chicken

Try this healthy chicken winter dish with a yummy Korean influence and just a touch of spice. Start it off on the stove & finish in the oven, or you can use your slow cooker for extra melt in your mouth chicken flavours!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Serves: 4
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian


  • Ovenproof Casserole Dish


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 500 g chicken maryland or thighs
  • 1 brown onion roughly diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 red chillis finely chopped
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups green cabbage roughly chopped
  • 600 ml vegetable stock or chicken stock/broth
  • salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for Serving

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 4 sprigs spring onion sliced
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted


  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan forced. Meanwhile splash the olive oil into a large oven proof cast iron deep dish pan or casserole dish, heat oil to a high heat.
  • Add the chicken and brown off on all sides. Set aside the chicken, and reduce the heat of your pan to medium.
  • Add the onion, garlic, ginger, white pepper, paprika, red chilli, a pinch of salt and carrots to the same pan that the chicken was in. Stir until starting to soften.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar, oyster sauce and tomato paste, stirring it through, and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the cabbage, browned chicken and stock. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove your casserole dish from the heat, cover with a lid or a layer of baking paper followed by foil. Cook in the oven for 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, cook the rice as per your packet instructions.
  • Serve chicken with brown rice, spring onion, extra chilli and toasted sesame seeds.


NOTE: To cook this recipe in your slow cooker, we recommend browning the chicken in a frying pan, then placing it in your slow cooker with the remaining ingredients and an extra 1 cup of water on low for 4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Korean Style Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 937mg41%
Potassium 680mg19%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 6029IU121%
Vitamin B3 9mg45%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Vitamin K 60µg57%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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