Korean spicy chicken skewer[Dakkochi]

I eat chicken almost every day. This wonderful ingredient allows me to create anything tasty. Chicken Schnitzel, bulgogi, noodles, pasta etc. Depending on methods, it’s tender, soft and juicy.

Today, I want to show you how to make one of my favorite Korean street foods ‘Dakkochi‘. Last year, my boyfriend came to Korea and  fell in love with Dakkochi. He said it has so many flavors and easy to eat, in addition it is so cheap!’(1000won-1500won each, it might be cheap for him as he’s Australian:-P but not to me.) You might see chicken skewer stall in front of school or you can see chicken skewer product in any convenient stores in Korea. It’s that popular and we love it! :-)

The taste is quite spicy. So if you prepare this for kids, you can control the amount of chilli paste depending on their taste.

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Ingredients (10 skewers)

  • Chicken thigh fillets (350g= about 12.5 oz)
  • 3 Spring onion (40g= 1.5 oz)
  • Ground peanuts for a garnish
  • 2 Tsp Cooking wine
  • Pepper

For the sauce

  • 2  Tbs Chilli paste
  • 3 Tbs tomato ketchup
  • 2 Tbs Starch syrup (or honey)
  • 2 Tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tsp Crushed garlic


1. Cut the chicken into 2cm(0.8 inches) pieces.

2. Marinate the chicken with 2Tsp of cooking wine and a little bit of pepper for 20minutes.

3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

4. Cut the spring onion into 2cm(0.8 inches) lengths.

5. Thread the chicken and spring onion onto skewers like a picture below.

6. Add a little bit of olive oil to the pan, heat on low-medium.

7. Grill the chicken skewers for 1minutes on each side on medium heat(don’t cook them too done).  Put them on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

8. Coat on all sides of chicken and spring onion with sauce.

9. Grill the skewers 2minutes on each side on low-medium heat.

10. After 4minutes, re-coat the chicken with remaing sauce. Grill 1-2 more minutes  on each side.

11. Sprinkle the ground peanuts on the chicken skewers. Serve immediately.

I had it with fried curry rice. Yum!


  • If you don’t have cooking wine, you can use milk instead.(step2)
  • Make sure you don’t cook the chicken too done because we grill the chicken later again.(step7)
  • As many as you re-coat the chicken, the taste will be better.(step10)
  • You can enjoy the chicken skewers topped with mustard or mayonnaise.


Quick Korean*

Dak[닭]= Chicken

Kochi[꼬치]= Skewer

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Do you have a favorite korean dish that you would like to learn? Leave your request in the comments below!

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About Chloe

I'm from Korea. I love my people, culture and food.

9 Responses to “Korean spicy chicken skewer[Dakkochi]”

  1. 안녕!

    I’ve been following your cooking blog for a while along with some of the other youtube korean cooks and I must say that I do like your blog a lot!

    I did Study Abroad in Seoul last fall and this was always fun to eat. The ajjushi put on some redish sauce and white sauce onto the chicken after it was done. Do you know what that could have been?


    • 안녕 항표! :)
      You have such a cute Korean name(I’m confused you’re Korean or not though:P) They use a variety of sauce for chicken skewer so I can’t tell exactly what sauce they use. I guess usually those are mustard and mayonaise. But it’s more complicated than that like this video;) http://youtu.be/18ow-6a-YmM
      Glad you like my blog. Thank you so much :)

  2. Oh, haha; I am adopted so I have my Korean birth name and my adopted English name. 근대 한국말못해요… or at least only a little.

    Watching that video makes me miss Korea even more haha.

    Also, could I put in a recipe request for 감자탕 하고 보쌈?


    And 하피 빼빼로 대이! ^_^

    • aha I see :) You speak perfect Korean, 항표. Let’s go together to have delicious chicken skewers in Korea. Just come! haha
      Do you like 감자탕? you’re soo Korean :) Thanks for your request. Have good weeked friend!

  3. 감사합니다! 응 갑시다! 감자탕 아주 맛있어요. Have a good weekend also!

  4. Can I marinate the chicken overnight in the sauce together in step 2? If I do so, do I still need to coat the skewers with the sauce in step 8?

  5. Hi Chloe I just made this .It was so delicious :) .I left you a message on your Facebook page. It is not good as your Dakkochi but I tried my best ^_^


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