Korean-style barbecue chicken and sweetcorn

Korean-style barbecue chicken and sweetcorn
  • Serves icon Serves 2-4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min, oven and barbecue time 30-40 min, plus marinating

Judy Joo’s Korean-style barbecue chicken and sweetcorn is a hot, sweet twist on the classic combo. It’s a fiery bbq recipe you’ll come back to time and time again.

We’ve got another great Korean barbecue idea from Judy, this barbecue short rib recipe, served with sushi rice, is a must-make.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
441kcals
Fat
30.8g (5g saturated)
Protein
19.3g
Carbohydrates
22.4g (14.5g sugars)
Fibre
1.2g
Salt
4.9g
Calories
441kcals
Fat
30.8g (5g saturated)
Protein
19.3g
Carbohydrates
22.4g (14.5g sugars)
Fibre
1.2g
Salt
4.9g

Ingredients

  • 4 free-range chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 2 corn-on-the-cobs, cut in half
  • Vegetable oil to brush

For the doenjang mayo

  • 1 tbsp doenjang (see know how)
  • 90g mayonnaise

For the marinade

  • 300ml soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp gochujang (see know how)
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 large spring onions, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Method

  1. To make the mayo, mix the doenjang with the mayonnaise, then cover and chill in the fridge.
  2. For the marinade, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside 250ml for a glaze.
  3. Put the chicken thighs in a medium bowl and pour in the rest of the marinade, making sure the thighs are covered (you can use some of the reserved marinade if you need it). Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight to let the flavours infuse. Bring up to room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Put a heavy-based saucepan over a low-medium heat and tip in the reserved marinade. Simmer for 8-10 minutes until reduced and thickened enough for a glaze.
  5. Heat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Light the barbecue. Shake off excess marinade from the chicken, put in a roasting tin, then roast for 20 minutes. Put on the barbecue and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning once and brushing with the glaze, until sticky and cooked. Keep warm.
  6. Brush the corn with a little oil and barbecue, turning often, for about 10 minutes until the kernels are bright yellow and juicy. Brush the chicken lightly with more of the glaze, then serve with the corn and doenjang mayo for dipping.

delicious. tips

  1. No barbecue? Cook the chicken thighs in the oven for an extra 10-12 minutes, brushing once or twice with the glaze.

  2. Doenjang is a fermented Korean soy bean paste. It’s used in cooking and as a dip, adding a savoury hit of umami.

    Gochujang is a thick red chilli paste. It’s spicy but not blow-your-head-off hot.

    Find both products in larger supermarkets, specialist shops or online at souschef.co.uk.

Recipe By

Judy Joo

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