Korean Chicken Skewers (Dak-kochi)

Dak-kochi is a popular Korean street food. Chicken on skewers is grilled and coated with a sticky sauce. The spiciness & sweetness of the sauce paired with the char from grilling gives the chicken a deep and delicious flavor. I love making chicken skewers as it’s a different way of presenting the same old chicken ๐Ÿ˜€ I have tried different types of chicken skewers but this has to be my fav one yet! If you are bored of eating desi-style chicken, you must try this.

Yields 10 skewers
Ingredients For Chicken Marinade
500 g Boneless Chicken* (cut in cubes)
1 Tbsp. Garlic Ginger Paste
3 Tbsp. Sesame Oil/Vegetable Oil
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper

*I used chicken breast, you can use chicken thighs as well as they are more juicy

Ingredients For Sauce
1/2 Cup (8 Tbsp.) Soya Sauce
1/2 Cup (8 Tbsp.) Honey
2 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce
4 Tbsp. Tomato Ketchup
1/2 tsp. Red Chili Flakes
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

Ingredients For Assembling Skewers
Spring Onions (White part, cut in 2 inch long pieces)
Wooden Sticks

Cut the chicken in cubes and marinate in the marinade for at least an hour. Mix all ingredients for sauce in a bowl and set aside. Thread chicken pieces and spring onions alternatively on the skewers. You can also use capsicum or tomatoes if you like. If you want to use a barbeque grill, then to prevent wooden skewers from burning, soak them in water for 30 minutes.

Turn on a grilling pan and brush with some oil. When it is hot, place the skewers on it. Keep the flame medium to high. Cook each side for 1 minute. As soon as the chicken changes color, start brushing with the prepared sauce generously. Keep basting with sauce and turning until chicken is done (5-6 minutes). You can check the doneness of chicken by poking with a toothpick as well. If it goes in easily, the chicken is done! Since I used chicken breast, I didn’t cook for too long otherwise it gets dry. Garnish with chopped green spring onions and sesame seeds. Serve with rice or salad. Enjoy!

Please do like and leave a comment if you try the recipe. Your appreciation and feedback means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

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