Firecracker Chicken

The sweetness of Korean Gochujang paste and the warm depth of Sesame Oil combine in this easy marinade which really penetrates into the meat, so it needs time to do its work It is not really hot but you can amp it with more chilli oil or even dried chilli flakes if you want It is up to you

Firecracker Chicken


4 Chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
3 Spring Onions, cut into 3cm pieces
2 Tbsp Gochujang Paste
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tsp Sesame Oil
2 Tsp Chilli Oil
2 Tsp Brown Sugar
2 Garlic clove, crushed
1 Tsp Sesame Seeds
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Whisk together the Gochujang, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Chilli Oil and Brown Sugar in a small bowl.
Put the Chicken thighs in a resealable plastic bag and pour over the marinade
Drop in the garlic and spring onions
Refrigerate overnight.
Set your oven to 190°C
Place the Chicken pieces in a foil or foil-lined baking tin
Pour over the marinade from the bag
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook in the hot oven for 45 minutes or until just starting to catch
Remove and sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
Serve with sushi rice and some cooling greenery like a cucumber salad.