Grilled Gochugaru Chicken


These tender chicken thighs are bursting with flavour, and that’s because of the recipe’s key ingredient: our Sweet Korean Heat. The complex gochugaru that makes up this blend has a spicy-meets-sweet profile, so every bite tastes perfectly balanced.





What you'll need

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs 
For the Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown or white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Korean Heat 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch stirred into 1 teaspoon of water


  1. Whisk sauce ingredients together and pour into a pan over medium heat. Bring to a slow boil, and add your cornstarch mixture until it thickens.
  2. Cool the sauce, then pour over your chicken pieces and marinate in the fridge for 1-3 hours. 
  3. Preheat your BBQ to medium-high.
  4. While the grill is heating, allow the chicken to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Sear chicken for 2-3 minutes per side until skin turns golden brown, taking care not to char.
  6. Lower the heat, and cook covered, until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  7. Let chicken rest 5-10 minutes before serving with rice and sliced cucumbers.