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Grilled chicken (Dak gui)

It was Sunday morning when I was awakened by the sound of pounding. Bang! Bang! Bang! It was my father, but he wasn't hammering nails into wood. He was tenderizing the meat for the barbecue. I peered outside the window ... Read more

Total time: 50 minutes plus 3 hours marinating | Serves 6
  • 5 pounds skinless bone-in chicken
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger root, minced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Korean malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Korean sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Step 1Rinse chicken in cold water. Drain and blot with paper towels. Score chicken pieces on both sides with sharp knife, making a few shallow cuts on each piece.

Step 2Combine onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, malt syrup, oil and pepper in large bowl. Rub marinade all over chicken. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or preferably overnight.

Step 3Grill chicken over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 30 to 40 minutes, turning occasionally.

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