Gochujang chicken wings

Korean food is like nothing else I have had. Delicious and rich in umami. Lots of greens, meat, rice, spices – there is so much to try and love. Beyond kimchi 🙂

It is still fairly new to India, has probably come to the fore in the last 5-6 years. Even then it is significantly under represented in terms of the number of restaurants it has.

I first had Korean food in Delhi and have since had it in Bangalore and London. Bangalore has some really authentic restaurants which also sell Korean food ingredients, which are hard to find otherwise.

I am always looking for recipes that I could make at home to add some variety to regular home cooking. These gochujang chicken wings from Richa’s blog seemed like a great way to bring a little korean love into our food. They are super easy to make and taste heavenly.

I saw this recipe a year or so ago and really wanted to try it out. I love the umami-sweet-salty flavour of gochujang and it’s used in so many ways in Korean cuisine. However, at that time, I couldn’t get my hands on any so had shelved this for a future cooking experiment.

When I moved to Bangalore I found the stores that sell ingredients and also realized Urban platter sells gochujang on Amazon. I bought it as soon as I saw it and knew the chicken wings were the first thing I’d make.

Simple easy to find ingredients are all you need to make the gochujang chicken wings. Just marinate, rest and bake. Super duper easy!

I recommend marinating these for at least 6-8 hours if not more. I left them over night and the flavours just intensify so nicely.

I made these for New Year’s Eve and everyone loved them. These are perfect for a party because there is not much you need to do. Pop them in the oven about 30 minutes before you want to serve them. Voila!

Super delicious, sticky, crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside – these are the bomb! Keep some paper napkins and beer handy, I say!

Gochujang chicken wings

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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1kg chicken wings

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tbsp red chilli flakes

1 tbsp rice vinegar

3 tbsp honey

4 tbsp Gochujang paste

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp minced ginger

Oil for brushing

Sesame seeds for topping


  1. Wash and pat the chicken dry. Place in a large bowl
  2. Add all the ingredients (except oil and sesame seeds) to the chicken and mix well
  3. Marinate for at least 2 hours but preferably for 6 hours or overnight. You can even marinate for a day in advance
  4. When ready to cook, pre heat the oven to 200C
  5. Line a baking tray and place th wings a few inches apart. Brush lightly with oil. Bake for 15 minutes on each side. When flipping, brush again with oil and leftover marinade.
  6. For the last 5 minutes, switch the oven to broil/grill mode so that the chicken gets a nice char
  7. Remove from the oven, sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and serve immediately.

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