Korean Breakfast Recipes: 4 Easy Recipes

It’s wonderful that Korean culture, including dramas, beauty, and food, has gained global popularity. Here’s a simple and tasty recipe for a comforting Korean soup that features whole chicken, known as Samgyetang. It’s a nourishing dish, often enjoyed during the hot summer months in Korea for its believed health benefits.

**Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup):**

– 1 whole small chicken (about 2-3 pounds)
– 1 cup glutinous rice, washed and soaked for at least 1 hour
– 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled
– 4-5 slices ginger
– 1-2 green onions, chopped
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 4-5 cups water
– 4-5 dried jujubes (Korean dates)
– 1-2 ginseng roots (optional)
– Sesame oil for drizzling (optional)


1. **Clean the Chicken:**
– Rinse the whole chicken under cold water and remove any excess fat.
– Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

2. **Stuff the Chicken:**
– In the cavity of the chicken, place soaked glutinous rice, garlic cloves, ginger slices, and green onions.

3. **Secure the Chicken:**
– Use kitchen twine to tie the legs together, securing the ingredients inside.

4. **Prepare the Broth:**
– In a large pot, add water, dried jujubes, and ginseng roots (if using).
– Place the stuffed chicken into the pot.

5. **Simmer:**
– Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
– Skim off any foam that rises to the surface.

6. **Cook Until Tender:**
– Simmer the soup for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.
– Season the broth with salt and pepper to taste.

7. **Serve:**
– Remove the chicken from the pot and let it rest for a few minutes.
– Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
– Serve the chicken pieces with the broth, and you can drizzle with sesame oil if desired.

Samgyetang is known for its comforting and revitalizing properties. It’s a wonderful dish to enjoy, especially during colder seasons or when you need a nourishing and hearty meal.

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