Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe

Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe

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This is a recipe post, but I want to be very clear about something from the get-go. I am not a very good cook. I guess I shouldn’t say that- what I mean is that I am not a very creative cook. To be fair, though, I’ve been a restaurant manager for the past three years, so I made dinner about twice a week, maybe. I found a few go-to staples and we were set. And if worse came to worse, I just brought dinner home from the restaurant! (Luckily my husband is not a picky man.)

Now that I’m home more, though, I’m making an effort to mix it up at our house a little bit. I’m trying to cook about 4-5 times a week, so I’m needing to add a lot to my (limited) cooking repertoire! (Please keep in mind that this is not a cooking blog. You’ll have to excuse the poor food photography and non-pretty plate-ware.)

A friend of ours made Korean chicken bulgogi for us after we had Zoey, and y’all, it was a-mazing! I still need to get that recipe, BUT, I was shopping at Aldi the other week and found a bottle of bulgogi marinade! For cheap, obviously, because #aldi.

Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe

Fatefully, at that time I also had chicken pieces thawing on my counter that I had absolutely no idea what to do with. A little light bulb went off in my head and now, I’m bringing you my recipe (I’m using that term very loosely)!

My favorite part of this recipe, guys, aside from the fact that it’s delicious, is that it is SO. EASY. When I have an infant crying and a toddler whining, I need easy. Minimal to no prep. My kind of meal. My measurements are also more of ‘guess-timates’. It’s pretty much completely up to you and your tastes.

Some tips that make this recipe super easy for me- my local grocery store has started selling their natural chicken in small and large pre-cut pieces- “Recipe Ready”, it’s called. Quite possibly my favorite invention ever. That easily goes right into the pan, no prepping chicken.

Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe

The only other prep is dicing peppers, and if you don’t feel like chopping you can easily buy the pre-chopped peppers they sell in the produce section! I did recently by a chopper like this one, and it’s my favorite purchase in a while!

Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe

 

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Easy Chicken Bulgogi
Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup Koren Bulgogi Sauce
  • 1/2 Red Pepper diced
  • 1/2 Orange Pepper diced
  • 1/2 Yellow Pepper diced
  • 1 Zucchini diced
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup Koren Bulgogi Sauce
  • 1/2 Red Pepper diced
  • 1/2 Orange Pepper diced
  • 1/2 Yellow Pepper diced
  • 1 Zucchini diced
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe
Instructions
  1. Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, preheat nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken pieces to the skillet. Pour Koren Bulgogi sauce over chicken. Cook until that side is browned, about 5 minutes, and flip over. Cook on this side until cooked through, about 5 more minutes. Take chicken out of skillet and set aside.
  3. Dump the diced peppers and zucchini into that same pan, stirring to mix with the remains of the sauce. Cook until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
    Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe
  4. Once finished, mix with rice. Stir until combined.
  5. Place a helping of rice on the plate, top with some chicken and any excess sauce, and enjoy!
    Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe
Recipe Notes

We use brown rice to keep this as healthy as possible, but white rice is also fine. I have only made this with putting the sauce on the chicken while cooking, but I think this would taste excellent if you let the chicken marinate in the sauce before cooking! You can mix this up to use whatever vegetables or meat your family prefers! Since I only use half of peppers for the recipe, I dice the other half and use them in my eggs in the mornings. Waste not!

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Easy Chicken Bulgogi Recipe

35 Comments

  1. Amanda

    August 1, 2017 at 8:05 am

    This looks delicious! I love simple healthy recipes, and this looks perfect!

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      So easy! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Lindsey

    August 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

    This looks delicious. Can’t wait to make it!

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you- let me know what you think! 🙂

  3. Shen

    August 1, 2017 at 9:02 am

    This looks great! Thanks for taking time to share this recipe with us.

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you! Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

  4. Mikaeya

    August 1, 2017 at 11:17 am

    This looks like a great weeknight recipe! I think I might use zucchini “zoodles” in place of the rice to keep it fairly paleo and then again maybe I need the rice LOL!!

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      You could easily do zoodles! I actually have really been wanting to try those! The best thing about this recipe though is that you can easily adapt it to your family’s tastes, so do whatever your family likes! 🙂

  5. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    August 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I’ve never even heard of bulgogi! What does it taste like?

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      I never had either until a friend made it for us! The predominant flavor is soy, which I think is pretty usual for Asian cooking, but I don’t usually like soy sauce and I LOVE this!

  6. Jenn Goggin

    August 1, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Ohhh this looks yummy and easy enough! I am def going to add it to our back to school dinner menu!

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      SO easy!! That’s my favorite part- I can throw this together in about 15 minutes!

  7. Andrea Schwartz

    August 1, 2017 at 11:48 am

    My mom used to make beef bulgogi when I was a kid. My parents were stationed in Korea, and she learned how to make it there. Sadly, I never got the recipe from her. I’ll go on a hunt for the marinade this weekend. It sounds delicious!

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      It’s so good! It does taste a little different than the authentic version, but so quick and tasty that it’s definitely a great substitute!

  8. Hermine-Jane

    August 1, 2017 at 11:48 am

    This looks too delicious! I cannot wait to try it myself.

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Please do- it’s become a favorite for my family! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  9. Joanne

    August 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I’m making this tonight! Thank you! I’ll come back and let you know how we liked it!

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Yay! Please do- can’t wait to see what you think! 🙂

      1. Joanne

        August 1, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        Ok! I made it. It was a big hit and so easy! I cooked ours in my electric wok. Definitely a keeper! I think it’d be really good with thinly sliced skirt steak too!

  10. Jessie

    August 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I’ve never heard of this, but it sounds delicious! Definitely going to have to try it.

    1. Alex

      August 1, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      If you do, let me know what you think! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  11. Samantha Carter

    August 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    This looks delicious, simple, and healthy! It checks all the boxes! I can’t wait to make this later this week!

  12. Corinne

    August 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    This looks so amazing! Have to try…although I don’t think I can make chopped peppers look so beautiful 😍

  13. Jenn

    August 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I love everything bulgogi! This also looks really simple, which is great!

  14. Cyndi

    August 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    This looks wonderful! I don’t like to cook, so I am always on the lookout for new and different recipes that don’t require a whole lot of time in the kitchen. Can’t wait to try this one!

  15. Lynn Woods

    August 1, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I’ve never tried Bulgogi, but it looks so good!

  16. Leah

    August 1, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Yum, I’ve never made anything like this! I’ll have to try it!

  17. Heather

    August 1, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    This looks super yummy and EASY! We all need easy sometimes! Pinned the recipe so I have it saved!

  18. Valerie

    August 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    This looks delicious and so easy!

  19. Archie

    August 1, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    This looks so healthy and simple! I also love how you can adjust serving size on this recipe. So cool! Thanks for sharing Alex!

  20. Cheyenne

    August 2, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I love simple healthy meals! This looks great!

  21. Kristine

    August 2, 2017 at 9:00 am

    This sounds delicious, healthy, and easy to make! Love the use of the veggies with the Korean sauce.

  22. Elise

    August 2, 2017 at 10:08 am

    For busy weeknights I like to lean on some kind of extras that we made on the weekend.

  23. Reg

    August 2, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Love bulgogi! I make this regularly with all meats for the fam and tofu for myself. Soooo good with rice and salad. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  24. Becca @ Homemakers In Action

    August 3, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Ooh looks delicious! I’ll definitely have to try this one x

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