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JJimdak
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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!
Course: Medium
Servings: 2 person

Ingredients

  • 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

Braising Sauce

  • 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

Instructions

Prep Ingredients

  • 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.

Boil Chicken

  • 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).

Finish Cooking

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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