Jjimdak - Soy Sauce Braised Chicken
Jjimdak is chicken boiled in a sweetened soy sauce, along with vegetables and noodles. One of Korea's favorite chicken dishes!
Servings: 2 person
- Chicken - 1 Whole 600-800 grams, or use only drumsticks, thighs only
- Dangmyeon noodles Korean sweet potato noodles - 400 grams
- Carrot - ⅓ whole
- Onion - ¼ whole
- Potato - 1-2
- Spring onion - 1 stalk
- Water - 2.5 cups
- Soy sauce - ¾ cup
- Ground coffee - 1 Tablespoon
- Sugar - 3 Tablespoons
- Corn syrup or honey - ⅓ cup
- Minced garlic - 2 Tablespoons optional
Soak sweet potato noodles into water. Soak chicken into water. Let both sit in the water for 45 minutes.
In the meanwhile, roughly cut potatoes, onions, spring onions and carrots.
Soak potatoes in water as well to get rid of excess starch.
After 45 minutes, strain noodles, chicken and potatoes. Set aside.
Put chicken into a large pot. Then place water, soy sauce and ground coffee into the pot. Bring pot to a roaring boil.
Skim the surface with a ladle and get rid of residual oil and scum.
Add sugar and corn syrup into broth. Then place in the potatoes, carrots and onions.
Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. (Don't lift the lid).
After 10 minutes, add noodles and spring onions (Optional: Also add in minced garlic for more flavor).
Close the lid and cook for an additional three minutes. Eat with rice.
- We will use (black) ground coffee to give the sauce a dark tint. It makes the dish much more appetizing.
- Put a lid on while you cook - this will ensure that the potatoes and carrots are fully cooked.
- See video below for more details