Dakdoritang Recipe
Spicy chicken stew

Dakdoritang which is also called Dakbokkeumtang is a traditional Korean chicken stew, made from chicken, potato and vegetables. It is popular in South Korea during winter time as the spicy flavour make warm through your body.

This dish is perfect after work with the family or work colleagues and goes well with Soju (Korean Vodka) which many Korean loves.

I have used the following Ingredients:

Boiling chicken

  • 900g of chicken legs (you can use a whole chicken, chopped chunks)
  • 500ml milk
  • Soju (you can use vodka)
  • 1 Litre of water
  • Pinch of Black pepper

Making stew

  • Prepared and boiled chicken
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • ½ big carrot
  • 3 spring onions 
  • 1 onion 
  • 2 Mushrooms (optional)
  • 500ml -700ml of chicken stock


  • 1 tablespoons of Gochujang 
  • 2 tablespoon of red pepper powder 
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce 
  • 2 Tablespoons of minced garlic or 2 cloves of chopped garlic 
  • 1-2 Tablespoon of sugar (adjustable) 
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of ground sesame seeds 
  • Some black pepper


There are three things that you need to prepare to make this dish:

  1. Soak the chicken in a saucepan filled with milk. This will help to remove the smell and blood. After an hour and drain and rinse the chicken pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, take all the ingredients for the sauce and mix them together into a paste
  3. Cut the vegetables into chunks, about 2 cm by 2 cm.


To make the stew put 2 litres of fresh water in a saucepan and bring this to boil. Add the chicken and boil this for 10-15 minutes, then drain the boiled water.

In a saucepan, put some sesame oil and put on a high heat. Add the chicken and potato and fry for about 5 minutes. Then add 500mil of chicken stock and allow to simmer.

When the water is boiling and add carrots and onion with the sauce.

Cook the whole stew for about 20- 25 minutes until the potatoes are soft and cooked.


Serve the stew in a bowl with steamed rice.

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