Dude, you made that? Spicy Korean chicken pizza

Is pizza + spicy gochujang chicken good for the s(e)oul?

Dude, you made that? follows the cooking adventures of two hungry millennials. 

Chicken is huge in Korea and it’s prepared in a variety of ways. In this video we’re focused on spicy stir-fried chicken (a.k.a. dak-gal-bi) and incorporating that onto a pizza. We’ve never seen the two together, so we had to ask ourselves, why not? Watch as we attempt to satisfy our curiosity (and our appetites!).

What you need:

  • chicken thighs (4 servings or 1 lb)
  • premade pizza dough (1 lb)
  • ¼ head of cabbage
  • ½ onion
  • 5-7 stalks of green onions
  • ½ cup – ¾ cup of tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (you can choose a milder or hotter pepper if you’d like)
  • 1 bulb of garlic

Spicy Korean Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of red pepper powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Korean red pepper paste (gochujang)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of shoyu
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil

What to do:

  1. Roughly chop up the cabbage
  2. Julienne the onions
  3. Roughly chop up the green onions in 1-inch pieces
  4. Cut the jalapeno in half, scoop out the seeds and slice into thin strips
  5. Finely chop the garlic. Feel free to use a blender as shown in the video
  6. Cut the chicken thighs into roughly 1-inch pieces
  7. Lightly season with salt and pepper
  8. Put everything aside and make the sauce
  9. Add all sauce ingredients into a large bowl and mix
  10. Add chicken into the sauce and mix
  11. Heat a pan on med-high heat with olive oil
  12. Add chicken into the pan with all of the sauce
  13. Add all of the chopped vegetables and stir-fry for about 1 minute
  14. Cover the pan and let it sit for about 3-5 minutes, checking periodically to make sure it doesn’t burn
  15. You’ll notice a lot of water (probably from the onions) but don’t worry about that
  16. Line your pizza pan or baking sheet with foil and oil it
  17. Spread your pizza dough into a flat circular or rectangular shape
  18. Using a ladle, evenly spread the tomato sauce onto the pizza dough
  19. Drain as much liquid as you can from the spicy chicken stir-fry with vegetables (tongs or a strainer might be a good idea), then spread it on top of the pizza.
  20. Add 1½ cups of mozzarella on top
  21. Stick the pizza in the oven (preheated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes or until cheese starts browning
  22. Take the pizza out carefully, and add the remaining ¼ cup of mozzarella on top
  23. Enjoy your freshly made Spicy Korean Stir-fry Chicken Pizza!

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