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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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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


  • 1 grill
  • 1 small mixing bowl


  • 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.


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