Korean Fire Chicken With Cheese

Korean food is on the rise. Head to the Asian section of your supermarket to heat your dish up with Korean chili paste gochujang. The melted mozzarella helps tame the heat in this easy one-pan dish.

Korean Fire Chicken with Cheese
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
10 cups


  • 2 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cup hot (not boiling) water

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 3 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoon gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size strips

  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz.)

  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped green onions

  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • Pickled cabbage and/or sliced radishes (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add uncooked rice, chicken broth, and hot water. Cover dish with foil and bake 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together next 10 ingredients (through ginger). Add chicken; stir to coat.

  3. After 30 minutes, remove baking dish from oven and uncover. Carefully top rice with chicken mixture and return to oven. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle chicken mixture with cheese. Bake about 10 minutes more, or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with green onions, sesame seeds, and, if desired, pickled cabbage and/or radishes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 594mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 30g
Potassium 487mg 10%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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