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.
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.
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!
What are some of your favorite meal ideas on those busy weeknights?
Have a phenomenal day!