Spicy Korean Chicken

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 500 g chicken maryland or thighs
  • 1 brown onion roughly diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 red chillis finely chopped
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups green cabbage roughly chopped
  • 600 ml vegetable stock or chicken stock/broth
  • salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for Serving

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 4 sprigs spring onion sliced
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted


  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan forced.
  • Heat oil in large oven proof cast iron or casserole dish to high heat.
  • Add the chicken and brown off on all sides. Set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, garlic, ginger, white pepper, paprika, red chilli, a pinch of salt and carrots to the same pan that the chicken was in. Stir until starting to soften.
  • Off the apple cider vinegar, oyster sauce and tomato paste, stirring it through.
  • Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage, browned chicken and stock. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat, cover with a lid or a layer of baking paper followed by foil.
  • Cook in the oven for 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, cook the rice.
  • Serve chicken with brown rice, spring onion, extra chilli and toasted sesame seeds.


NOTE: To cook this recipe in your slow cooker, we recommend browning the chicken in a frying pan, then placing it in your slow cooker with the remaining ingredients and an extra 1 cup of water on low for 4 hours.

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