Dak Gui - Korean Grilled Chicken

Dakgui is not as well known as bulgogi or Kalbi, but it is one of my favorite dishes. The flavors are almost similar to teriyaki, but bolder.
This can be done with any meaty part of the chicken, but I prefer thigh meat as it has better flavor and is easier to work/cook with than breast meat.
This recipe was also a favorite at my Korean restaurant.


3 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
prepared marinade*

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons mul yeut (Korean malt syrup)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 cloves garlic
1 each small green onion
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 ounce ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons prepared Asian mustard**

**Asian Mustard
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon Asian (Chinese, Korean, or Japanese brands) mustard powder


Mix Marinade:
Mix mustard ingredients and let stand 15 minutes to develop flavor.
Peel and crush the ginger.
Mince the garlic and green onion.
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and let stand 15 to 20 minutes to develop flavor.

Lightly score the meat 4 or 5 times on both sides with a sharp knife.
Place meat and marinade into a plastic zip lock bag or lidded jar and let stand 15 to 20 minutes, shaking gently every five minutes.

Drain marinade into a small pot and place on the hot grill (or stovetop) and simmer until thickened (from 1 to 4 minutes).
Place marinated chicken on a hot grill and grill 5 to 6 minutes, turn and grill another 3 to 4 minutes until done.

Place chicken on plate and spoon some of the thickened marinade over it.
Serve with steamed white rice and ban chan. .

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (13.3 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 815.66
Calories From Fat (40%) 327.66
Calories From Protein (51%) 415.48
Calories From Carbohydrates (9%) 72.52
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 36.32g 56%
Saturated Fat 9.63g 48%
Monounsaturated Fat 13.45g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.75g
Trans Fatty Acids 0g
Cholesterol 347mg 116%
Sodium 780.54mg 33%
Potassium 973.89mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 18.18g 6%
Fiber 0.26g 1%
Sugar 12.14g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Net Carbohydrates 17.92g
Protein 97.47g 195%
Vitamin A 252.62IU 5%
Vitamin C 1.18mg 2%
Calcium 63.53mg 6%
Iron 5.41mg 30%
Vitamin E 0.03mg <1%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.31mg 21%
Riboflavin 0.93mg 55%
Niacin 25.45mg 127%
Vitamin B6 1.4mg 70%
Folate 34.48mcg 9%
Vitamin B12 1.12mcg 19%
Pantothenic Acid 4.44mg 44%
Vitamin K 3mcg 4%
Phosphorus 720.94mg 72%
Magnesium 103.48mg 26%
Zinc 9.62mg 64%
Copper 0.36mg 18%
Manganese 0.2mg 10%
Selenium 71.67mcg 102%
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 220.02g 0% 

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