Dak Bulgogi (Korean Chicken Bulgogi)

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very easy recipe and one that I love to make. Bulgogi means fire meat in Korean and is traditionally cooked on a grill or over an open flame. Chicken doesn't stand up well to this kind of treatment so it is pan fried.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the chicken into 2 inch x 1 inch pieces.
  2. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together except for the chicken until the sugar has dissolved. Coat the chicken pieces with the marinade. Marinate for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces, reserving the marinade. Cook until slightly browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. The sugar and honey in the marinade will burn easily, so watch it carefully and add the reserved marinade 1 tablespoon at a time when the pan gets dry. If needed, reduce the heat to avoid burning.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve immediately. Options for serving include lettuce wraps with a dollop of ssamjang (spicy wrapping sauce) or doenjang (soybean paste), your choice of salad or as a side dish along with a bowl of rice.