Gochujang is all the rage lately in the world of hot sauces and chili pastes. It’s a staple of Korean cuisine and it’s spicy, sweet and savory all at the same time. Made from chili powder, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans and barley malt, you probably won’t find many other condiments like it in most of our homes, but it more than deserves a spot in your refrigerator. It adds such a lovely flavor and depth to marinades, stews, soups and even dips. The spiciness of this Korean chili paste can vary by brand, so look for some indication of how hot the mixture is on the packaging.
The gochujang mixture in this recipe could be used in many different ways (as a marinade for example), but here it gets stirred into cooked ground chicken and simmered until the chicken almost absorbs all of the liquid. And that’s it! That’s all there is to this dinner, but it’s so refreshing and delicious.
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Made these wraps tonight for dinner. Only sub was ground turkey for the ground chicken. They were delicious! Will be putting this recipe into the rotation.
My family enjoyed this dish. I used thin sliced chicken breast instead of ground chicken and different peppers due to availability and we were all pleased. The flavors were complex, spicy and delicious.
My sister and I loved it! It has so much flavor and different textures. It was very satisfying and you don’t feel stuffed afterward.
Another delicious, ingredient flexible recipe. Thank you Meredith
These Lettuce Wraps were a huge Hit! I made them as an appetizer and next time it will be as the meal. Very easy to prepare and full of great flavor.
Can I use Sriracha in place of the gochujang Korean chili paste?
In a pinch, yes. It will change the flavor, since sriracha has more garlic, but if you like sriracha, you’ll like it.
Loved these and loved the leftovers for an amazing salad. Bed of lettuce, seasoned chicken, water chestnuts, toasted almonds, and mandarin oranges. Yum!
I made the wraps with shrimp tonight. The family loved them. I also set aside some of the sauce and added sour cream to make a cream to drizzle on top. Will definitely make again.
Just wanting to know where I can find the Korean chilli paste that is mentioned please
You can usually find chili paste in the Asian isle of your supermarket. If they don’t have it, try a store like Wegmans or Whole Foods. Or if you have an Asian Market in your area they would have it as well. You can always order it on Amazon if you don’t have any of those stores in your area.