Grilled Chicken, Korean Style

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"Seasonings typical of Korean cooking-soy sauce, garlic, ginger, toasted sesame seeds and green onions-flavor this grilled chicken, called dak bulgogi. Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried spinach or other leafy greens."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (155.1 g)
  • Calories 260.6
  • Total Fat - 7.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 96.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1404.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 38 g
  • Calcium - 93.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place each chicken piece between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using a meat tenderizer, gently pound to a uniform thickness of 1/4 inch. Place in a glass bowl and rub evenly with the lemon juice.

Step 2

In a small, dry fry pan over low heat, toast the sesame seeds, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the toasted seeds. Transfer the remaining 1 tablespoon seeds to a mortar and grind with a pestle, or transfer to a spice grinder and grind to a powder.

Step 3

In a small bowl, stir together the ground sesame seeds, garlic, minced green onions, soy sauces, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and pepper.

Step 4

Pour over the chicken, turn the pieces to coat evenly, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or as long as overnight.

Step 5

Prepare a fire in a grill.

Step 6

When the coals are hot, place the chicken pieces directly on the grill rack. Grill until lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Using tongs, turn and cook until charred on the other side, 3 to 4 minutes more. Alternately, preheat a stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat. When hot, spray the cooking surface lightly with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Grill the chicken until lightly charred, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter.

Step 7

Sprinkle with the reserved sesame seeds and the slivered green onions and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a great recipe that we really enjoyed. I thought it might be on the salty side but it wasn't. I couldn't pound the chicken as thin as 1/4" without it falling apart so it was probably 1/2" which worked well. Some rice and steamed veggies on the side, we had a great dinner! Thanks lazyme!

review by:
(14 Jul 2019)


This was really good which we enjoyed with Korean Cucumber & Radish Salad and cherries. A vey good healthy meal. I did marinate the chicken for about six hours -- as it was easy just to let the chicken marinate all day -- easy and quick! Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(6 Jul 2019)


Loved it! Those flavors were delicious with the grilled chicken. The toasted sesame seeds were a great touch and it looked pretty to serve, too. I marinated mine for about 8 hours. A winner for the grill! Thank you!

review by:
(4 Jul 2019)