Chef Kim Bok Kyung at Jinsol Gukbap : Jjimdak

Chef Kim Bok Kyung shares one of her favorite recipes, Jjimdak

(or Korean braised chicken) that uses a soy sauce base to give the palate a flavorful taste. 

Combine it with noodles and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!




"I follow a very simple rule of thumb in the kitchen:

I only make food that I would enjoy myself.”



Jjimdak / 찜닭

Serves: 2-3




1 Whole Chicken

½ Carrot, chopped

1 Onion, chopped

Potatoes, chopped

2 Green Onions, cut into four sections

2 Jujubes (4-5 for sweetness)

½ fistful Dried Thai Chili Peppers (if you want a savory taste), chopped

Vermicelli Noodles (Sweet Potato Noodles)

Sesame Oil

2 cups Beef Bone Broth (can use Water instead)



½ Garlic, minced

2 Soy Sauce

1 Sugar

1 Corn Syrup (Mul-Yeot)

A bit of Coffee

1 spoonful Oyster Sauce

½ spoon Black Pepper


Garnish: Sesame Seeds





1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and place in a pot. Add potatoes, carrots,

onions, jujubes and peppers. 


beef broth


2. Add beef bone broth, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, corn syrup, coffee, oyster sauce

and black peppers and cook with a lid on for about 15-20 minutes.

Stir occasionally so the seasoning can really seep into the meat.


vermicelli noodles

3. In the meantime, boil the noodles separately in hot water for 15-20 minutes. This will

change the color of the noodles. When the potatoes are fully cooked,

add the green onions and cooked noodles. Stir sesame oil on top of the noodles

and cook for another two minutes.




sesame seeds

4. Divide proportionately into bowls and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!


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