Korean food is really getting a lot of attention right now, it is everywhere. It is flavorful, aromatic and delicious, bursting with unique flavors. It might seem intimidating making an exotic cuisine at home but this Korean chicken recipe is very easy.
Chicken legs and thighs are marinated in a fragrant concoction of herbs, sauces and spices and baked in the oven. It is sweet, sour and savory all in one. The marinade, that also acts like a basting sauce is made with just a few basic ingredients like soy sauce, honey, oil, and aromatics like freshly grated ginger and garlic. A pinch of chili flakes adds a subtle spicy note to the chicken.
This bone in, skin on chicken legs and thighs are then baked in the oven. I do recommend using the meat thermometer to properly adjust cooking time for the chicken. This way it will be cooked perfectly and the chicken is juicy, tender and falling off the bone with the skin is being crispy and mouthwatering.
Since there is honey in the marinade the chicken is not suitable for cooking on the grill. It will catch of fire and become extra charred without being cooked all the way through.
Let your chicken marinade in a bath of fragrant, flavorful sauce for at least a few hours or even better overnight to ensure the best possible flavor, and do not forget to baste it with the same marinade while cooking. Follow simple steps below to make Korean chicken.