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Korean Spicy Hot Chicken Soup (Dak Yukgaejang)

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 8
Korean Spicy Hot Chicken Soup (Dak Yukgaejang)
1

Place chicken in large pot and add about 4 quarts water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour. Remove chicken from broth and skim fat.

2

Remove skin and debone chicken, shredding meat. Set aside.

3

Combine garlic, chile powder, soy sauce, salt and 2 tablespoons chicken broth in large bowl. Add chicken and mix thoroughly. Cover and set aside about 10 minutes for flavors to meld and chile powder to soften.

4

Combine eggs and sesame oil in small bowl and beat until well mixed.

5

Bring broth to boil. Add seasoned meat, green onions and pepper. Return to boil, then add egg-sesame oil mix, sprinkling it slowly over boiling broth. Serve immediately.

Yukgaejang is usually made with shredded beef. However, chicken is substituted here. Hot chicken-based soups are thought to prevent illness and fatigue on hot days. Buy Korean chile powder and Korean sesame oil at Korean markets.

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