Korean Spicy Chicken and Potato (Tak Toritang)
photo by Cypress
- Ready In:
- 2 1⁄2 lbs chicken drummettes or 2 1/2 lbs chicken pieces
- 2 large potatoes, cut into medium chunks
- 2 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces or 10 -12 baby carrots
- 1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces
- 1 green bell peppers, diced or 1 red bell pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄3 - 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons white sugar (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (optional)
- 3 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce or 3 tablespoons hot sauce
- In a large pot over medium heat, mix the chicken, potatoes, carrots, onion, sugar, ginger and garlic.
- Pour in water and soy sauce, and stir in sugar and hot pepper paste.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes, until chicken juices run clear, vegetables are tender, and liquid has thickened.
- You may also cook this in the crock pot for several hours.
- The liquid will thicken as it cools.
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I made this tonight for dinner and my fiance and I both loved it! Made it mostly the same, except I used chili garlic sauce, garlic powder, sbustituted the sugar with mirin sauce (has sugar in it), added some white pepper, and cooked the veggies in oil before throwing it together to shorten cooking time. I used 1/3 cup soy but my potatoes absorbed most of the salt so I ended up adding a little extra for our taste. I loved the heat level too, it wasn't overly spicy but had a nice bite to it. I will for sure be making it again, since we enjoyed it so much. I have read several reviews on here and allrecipes and it seems to be authentic too which is awesome, so thanks for posting it here!
Unfortunately I could not find the Korean red pepper paste so I used a Chinese red pepper paste and it still turned out great. I'm sure not the exact flavor it should be, but it was excellent all the same. I used chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces and orange bell pepper. Also I doubled up on the garlic. I love how it thickend up but still left enough juices to flavor the white rice I served it over! This was really good and my favorite part was the potatoes in it. Tasty recipe, and hope I can find the Korean paste soon! Thanks :) Prepared and reviewed for the Aus/NZ recipe swap #15.