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Quick Kim Chi Chicken

Besides being an incredibly addictive Korean staple, kim chi can turn chicken into a flavor-charged dinner in minutes. At least that’s the time to takes to get the dish started. Then add another 20 to 30 minutes or so to cook the chicken to moist goodness. If you’re making this for two, the math is easy to do and note - you don’t add a speck of fat to this dish.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min


4 skinless chicken breasts , bone-in or boneless
8 skinless chicken thighs, bone-in or boneless
3 cups your favourite kim chi
¼ cup chicken broth
3 green onion(s)

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Remove any fat from chicken. Stir kim chi well, then measure out 3 cups (750 mL) and coarsely chop.

  2. Place chicken, bone-side up, in a frying pan just large enough to snugly hold pieces in a single layer. Scatter with kim chi. Pour any juice from the kim chi over top as well as ¼ cup (60 mL) chicken broth. Cover and place over medium heat. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

  3. Turn the chicken. Spoon some of the kim chi overtop. Cover and continue cooking until chicken feels springy when touched, 10 to 20 more minutes or until meat thermometer reaches 165ºF (74ºC). Meanwhile diagonally slice onions into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces. Remove chicken to plates or a platter. Stir onions into the kim chi in the pan and stir until they are hot. Spoon over the chicken along with some of the pan juices. If serving with rice, spoon some of the kim chi and juices over the rice as well.

Nutrition Info

Per 450 g serving Amount
Protein63 g
Fat5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate6 g
Fibre3 g
Cholesterol155 mg
Sodium150 mg
Per 450 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A30
Vitamin C6
Vitamin B682
Vitamin B1252