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Korean-style sticky chilli chicken. Chicken coated in a dark sticky sauce on a white plate with a side bowl of white rice topped with coriander.

Korean-style sticky chilli chicken

  • Author: darren.vincent
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Crunchy yet succulent baked chicken pieces in a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce – prepped and cooked in under 30 mins.


Syns per portion: 7


  • 6 skinless chicken thigh fillets, excess fat trimmed away, each cut into 6 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • low-calorie cooking spray
  • 2 spring onions, slices, to serve

For the sticky sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2cm (3/4 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang paste (see note for more information
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan (425°F), Gas Mark 7.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl and sprinkle over the cornflour, then mix until it is fairly evenly coated.
  3. Line a large baking tray with nonstick baking paper, spray it with low calorie cooking spray, then lay the chicken pieces on the paper, leaving a gap between each one. Spray the chicken generously with low-calorie cooking spray, then place in the oven for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, make the sticky sauce. Put all the ingredients in a small pan and stir them together. Place over a low heat and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until you have a smooth, thick sauce. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes and then set aside until the chicken is ready.
  5. When the chicken comes out of the oven it should be tender in the middle and a little crispy on the outside, with some extra crispy edges. Pop the sauce back over the heat to reheat, then move the chicken from the baking tray into a bowl and pour over the hot, sticky sauce. Mix it thoroughly and serve with sliced spring onions scattered on top.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main course
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: gochujang, chicken, spicy