Korean Fire Chicken with Cheese (Cheese Buldak). Here’s a spicy treat for those who are addicted to food packed with heat.
The Korean term ‘Buldak’ literally translates to “fire chicken”, and that in itself is a huge hint as to how spicy this dish can be. The marinade consists of hot pepper flakes (gochugaru) and hot pepper paste (gochujang), making up the “fire” part of the dish.
Though the chicken is perfectly delicious just as is, pairing it up with some melted cheese gives it that extra oomph with every bite. I personally love twirling the cheese around the pieces of chicken and getting those satisfying cheese pulls.
Here are some other Korean recipes for you to try:
Korean Spicy Fire Chicken with Cheese (Cheese Buldak)
- 1.5 lb boneless chicken thigh diced
- 1/4 small cabbage sliced lengthwise
- 1 tbsp garlic minced/grated
- 1 tsp ginger minced/grated
- mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 tbsp gochujang
- 3 tbsp gochugaru see notes
- 3 tbsp light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp neutral oil
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Add all the buldak sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Add diced chicken, cabbage, ginger and garlic in a bowl.
- Pour the buldak sauce into the the bowl and mix well.
- Let it marinate at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
- Pan fry the chicken over high heat for 10 minutes or until the chicken cooks. Stirring occasionally.
- Add cheese on top. Cover with lid and turn off heat. Leave until these fully melts and serve. Enjoy! (see notes)