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Korean Simmered Chicken And Kimchi - Kimchi Jjigae

Chicken and kimchi is simmered with silky tofu for this delicious and soul warming Korean Chicken Jjigae recipe. This is a very easy and super comforting meal and I hope you try it at home!
Ingredients
  Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken 1 Medium, cut into pieces
  Kimchi 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Fresh ginger slices 1 Tablespoon
  Shiitake mushrooms 5 Medium, sliced
  Silken tofu 1 Packet (Scoop out bite size pieces using a tablespoon)
  Green onions 3 Medium, sliced
Directions

MAKING
1. Take a large pot and heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and brown them lightly.
2. Add the kimchi, mix well and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Once the chicken has picked up the kimchi color and is nicely combined add the chicken stock, ginger slices and shiitake mushrooms. Mix together, cover and simmer in medium heat until the chicken is tender.
3. Once the chicken is tender, take off the cover and gently add the tofu. Let it warm for a couple of minutes.
4. Garnish with green onions.

SERVING
5. Serve with steamed rice.

NOTE
The chicken can be substituted with thinly sliced beef or sea food.
You ca also make it completely vegetarian by omitting the meat all together.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6
The Aimless Cook sure has an aim here. He shows you a great way to use the intense flavor of kimchi to make a quick and satisfying hotpot you will never forget. Jjigae is a Korean stew or hotpot and is a popular comfort food. You can make it even faster by using thinly sliced beef or seafood, or omit the meat altogether for a hearty vegetarian meal. Enjoy!

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