These sweet and spicy gochujang chicken bowls are the perfect weeknight meal. The juicy grilled chicken tastes amazing with the fresh vegetables and herbs. Customize your bowl however you enjoy most. Just be sure to load it up with fresh vegetables and herbs.

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken Bowls

Chicken Breasts – You’ll need one pound of Smart Chicken’s chicken breasts for this recipe. Butterfly the breasts so you end up with four thin cutlets.

Gochujang Sauce – Combine gochujang, rice vinegar, brown sugar, light soy sauce, honey and minced garlic in a small mixing bowl. Pour it over the cutlets.

Rice – You’ll need cooked rice for this recipe. White, brown or whatever you prefer.

Vegetables – You can add sliced cucumber, sliced radish, sliced red onion, sliced serrano peppers, charred shishito peppers and fresh lime wedges. Option to add whatever vegetables you enjoy most.

Herbs / Seasonings – I topped this dish with fresh basil and mint. However, cilantro or parsley would also work well. Be sure to season everything with a pinch salt and sesame seeds.

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken – Healthyish Foods

Tips and Tricks for Grilled Chicken

Preheat the grill to 475-500 degrees.

Let the chicken come to room temperature.

Butterfly it into four thin cutlets.

Toss the chicken with the gochujang sauce.

Add the chicken to the grill.

Cook for 4-5 minutes, reduce the heat of the grill to 350 and flip the chicken over.

It should easily release from the grill grates.

Cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before enjoying.

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken Bowls

Preheat the grill to 475-500 degrees.

Prepare the rice according to the package. Set aside.

Slice your preferred vegetables. Cucumber, red onion, radish, and serrano pepper. Set aside.

Char your shishito peppers on the grill. Set aside.

Cut your lime into wedges. Set aside.

Butterfly one pound of Smart Chicken’s chicken breasts.

Combine the gochujang, brown sugar, rice vinegar, honey, minced garlic, and low sodium soy sauce in a small mixing bowl.

Pour it over the four thin cutlets.

Add the cutlets to the grill.

Grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush with extra gochujang sauce. See above for tips on perfectly grilled chicken.

Assemble the Bowl

Add rice, sliced vegetables, grilled chicken, shishito peppers, salt, sesame seeds, fresh herbs and a few lime wedges. Serve.

Storage

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Looking for more recipes?

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken – Healthyish Foods
Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken – Healthyish Foods

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken Bowls

These sweet and spicy gochujang chicken bowls are the perfect weeknight meal. The juicy grilled chicken tastes amazing with the fresh vegetables and herbs.
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Ingredients

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Chicken

Gochujang Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Gochujang paste
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

Rice / Vegetables / Herbs

  • 2 cups cooked rice, ½ cup per bowl
  • 1 cup English cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 cup radishes, sliced thin
  • ½ cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 serrano pepper , sliced thin
  • 12 shishito pepper, charred on grill
  • ¼ cup basil
  • ¼ cup mint
  • 1.5 teaspoons sesame seeds, divided among all the bowls
  • salt , to taste
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges

Equipment

  • 1 grill
  • 1 small mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • Preheat the grill to 475-500 degrees.
  • Prepare the rice according to the package. Set aside.
  • Slice your preferred vegetables. Cucumber, red onion, radish, and serrano pepper. Set aside.
  • Char the shishito peppers on the grill. Set aside.
  • Cut the limes into wedges. Set aside.
  • Butterfly one pound of Smart Chicken’s chicken breasts.
  • Combine the gochujang, brown sugar, rice vinegar, honey, minced garlic, and low sodium soy sauce in a small mixing bowl.
  • Pour it over the four thin cutlets.
  • Add the cutlets to the grill.
  • Grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. See above for tips on perfectly grilled chicken.

Assemble the Bowl

  • Add rice, sliced vegetables, grilled chicken, shishito peppers, salt, sesame seeds, fresh herbs and a few lime wedges. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 326kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 655mg, Potassium: 709mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 309IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 67mg, Iron: 2mg