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One-Pan Gochujang Chicken and Rice

One-pot recipes are a total godsend, especially on busy weeknights when you want a no-fuss dinner without a sink full of dishes to wash up afterwards. Here, I’m using one of my favourite Korean condiments – gochujang – to impart a rich, umami savouriness to the humble chicken rice.

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One-Pan Gochujang Chicken and Rice

PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
40 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

4 dried shiitake mushrooms

4 x skin-on chicken thighs, bones removed (roughly 600g or 1 lb 5 oz)

3 eggs

⅛ tsp ground white pepper

2 tbsp vegetable oil

⅓ cup kimchi and juice

about 2 cups chicken stock

2 cups jasmine rice

finely sliced spring onion (scallions), to serve

 

Marinade:

2 tbsp gochujang

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp mirin

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp ginger, finely grated

2 tsp sweet dark soy sauce

Steps
  • Step 1

    Soak the dried mushrooms in ½ cup of hot water for 15 minutes to soften. Remove the mushrooms and give them a gentle squeeze to remove any excess water (reserve the soaking liquid). Next, remove and discard the stems (they tend to be tough and woody), then cut the mushrooms in half. Set aside for later.

  • Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl, place the gochujang, soy sauce, mirin, garlic, ginger and sweet dark soy sauce. Give everything a good mix to combine, and then add the chicken pieces. Ensure they each get a lovely even coat of that marinade, then set aside to let those flavours infuse.

  • Step 3

    To make the omelette, crack the eggs into a medium-sized bowl and whisk. Add the white pepper. Place a shallow, heavy-based pan over high heat (we’ll be adding the rice to it later, so ensure it’s big enough!). When hot, add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Pour in the egg and cook for 1–2 minutes or until golden at the bottom and just set. Use your spatula to cut the omelette in half and flip each half over. Cook for a further minute, then transfer the pieces to a chopping board. Roll the omelettes up into a cylinder and then thinly slice to form egg ‘noodles’. Set aside for later.

  • Step 4

    Squeeze out the juice from the kimchi into a measuring jug. Top up with the reserved mushroom soaking liquid. And then top up with the chicken stock until your combined liquid amount is 2½ cups in total. Set aside for later.

  • Step 5

    Wipe out the pan you cooked the omelettes in with some kitchen paper and place it back over medium-high heat. Add the remaining vegetable oil and cook the marinated chicken pieces, skin-side down, for 2–3 minutes or until the skin is starting to colour and char at the edges.

  • Step 6

    Flip the chicken over so that the skin-side is up. Then add the kimchi and mushrooms around the chicken pieces. Pour the rice over the top of everything, then mix through the ingredients. Add the chicken stock mixture, making sure all the rice grains are in the liquid. Bring to a simmer and then turn the heat to low, cover and cook gently for 30 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

  • Step 7

    Once the rice is cooked through, use a fork to fluff up the rice a little. Sprinkle with the egg ‘noodles’ and spring onion, then serve.

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Julie Izard
October 4, 2023

So Flavorful and Delicious

I’ve made this twice now. 2nd time I had some bok choy so I diced and add that. And I like the chili crisps on just about everything so I added a tsp just to give it a little punch. Next time may swap out the sausage for shrimp. So comforting and delicious and easy to make. It’s a total crowd pleaser.

Jonathan
May 2, 2023

A TRIUMPH

I made this for my husband and a friend this evening. Both are picky eaters, but have learned to trust me, particularly when I make something by Marion or Mama Noi. This was extremely well received and they ate all of it… I mean, scraping off the rice at the bottom of the pan, all of it.

Susan
March 29, 2023

will definitely make it again!

I made this for dinner last night, and am currently eating the leftovers for my lunch. We both really loved it – just the right level of chilli heat and very tasty. I will be adding this recipe to our regular dinner menu rotation.

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