Dakbokkuemtang | 닭 볶음탕 | Korean Spicy Braised Chicken Stew

Dak Bokkeum-tang (닭볶음탕) which also called Dak Dori-tang (닭도리탕) is a Korean chicken stew that cooks with potatoes, carrots, onions and spicy red sauce. The stew usually cook with one whole chicken which cuts into several parts in bite size. Some recipes that I tried before prefer chicken thighs, drumsticks and wings. Here I am using 2 medium size chicken wholeleg which can be serve 2 -3 servings.


2 Medium Size Chicken Wholeleg (500gm)
1 Onion
1 Potato
1 Carrot
few stalks of Spring Onions
1 Red Chili Pepper

For Marinate Sauce:
2 tbsp Korean chili paste 
2 tbsp Korean chili flakes 
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp honey 
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp rice wine 
1 tsp sesame oil 
a pinch pepper

How to Cook:

Step 1. Rinse the chopped chicken wholeleg meat thoroughly under running water. Remove excess fat and leave the chicken skin attached as it can add flavor to the stew (or you may remove if you dislike chicken skin). Place it on paper towel to absorb the excess water, set aside. 

Step 2. Prepare the marinate sauce in a bowl and mix well. 

Step 3. In a pot, add in chopped chicken meat & the marinate sauce, mix until all chopped chicken meat  are coat well with the marinate sauce.

Step 4. Add 3 cups of water (or enough to cover 3/4 of the chicken meat). Bring the pot to boil, then simmer the chicken on medium heat about 10 to 15 minutes with lid until the chicken is cook.

Step 5. While the chicken meat is cooking, dice the potato, carrot and onion into chunks, and chopped the green onions and chilli pepper and set aside.

Step 6. After 15 minutes, add in the diced potato, carrot and onion into the pot, mix well and continue to let it boil for another 20 minutes on low heat, with lid. Since it is stew, boil longer the taste better.

Step 7. 20 minutes later, the veggie will be soften, usually 1/4 of the water will be reduce and stew become thicken. Add in chopped spring onions and chili pepper on top and let it boil another 1 minute then it is done!

Step 8. Sprinkle some sesame seeds to garnish before serve it on the table. I sprinkle the grinded black and white sesame seed here for richer sesame seed flavour. 

It is a simple dish that I would cook once in while when I lazy to cook side dishes for a meal. This spicy braised chicken stew with a bowl of rice enough to make two of us feeling full. Don't discard the leftover broth from the stew, it can use to make delicious bokkuembap (fried rice) by adding rice into the stew, with shredded seaweeds and a dap of sesame oil. 

Hope you like this recipe and happy cooking ❤


  1. First time visits here, nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

    (A Growing Teenager Diary Malaysia)

    1. Thanks for dropping by..You too have a nice day. ^^

  2. This sounds lovely and really tasty. Thank you for sharing this.



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