Sempio braised chicken is a very easy, shortcut version of Andong JjimDak. When I tried this product for the first time, I thought that the taste is almost the same as authentic homemade sauce. So, I am very happy to share this recipe with you. Andong is a name of a Korean city, and this special dish is a very famous food from that area. The braised chicken and vegetables with the sauce will make you fall in love with the flavor. I love, love, love this food. It is not too difficult to make from scratch, however, it is even easier to make if you have an already prepared sauce like the Sempio sauce that I used for this recipe. I know that there will be many people who can not buy this product where they live, so someday soon, I will post an Andong jjimdak recipe using homemade sauce.
Yield: 2-3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- Jjim (찜) = Braised
- Dak (닭) = Chicken
- 1 Pack Sempio Braised Chicken Sauce
- About 1½ lb Chicken
- 1 Cup Water
- 1½ oz Cellophane Noodles
- 1 Cup Potato
- 1 Cup Onion
- ½ Cup Carrot
- 2 Green Onions
- 1 Dried Red Hot Pepper
Soak about 1½ oz of cellophane noodles in hot water while you are preparing the other ingredients.
Prepare about 1½ pounds of chicken. I used chicken thighs, but you can use any cut of chicken. It tastes better with the skin and bones for this dish.
In boiling water, cook the chicken for a very short time (about a minute). This step helps to remove some of the fat and other things from the chicken. Drain the fatty water and place the chicken aside.
Place the cooked chicken in a wide bottomed pan. Pour 1 cup of water and 1 pack of Sempio braised chicken sauce on it. Once it starts to boil, reduce the temperature to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the vegetables. Cut 1 cup worth of potato into 1 inch cubes. Slice 1 cup worth of onion and ½ cup worth of carrot into a ½ inch thickness. Cut 2 green onions and 1 dried hot pepper into ½ inch pieces. I like to use scissors to cut the dried pepper.
After 10 minutes, add the potato, onion, carrot, and dried pepper into the pan and cook for about 15 minutes on medium-high: until all of the ingredients are almost cooked.
Add the drained noodles and cook for 2 more minutes.
Lastly, add the green onions and cook 1 more minute. Then, turn off the heat.
Depending on your tastes, you can add chestnuts or dried dates too. I forgot to garnish with some sesame seeds, so you can try that too if you want. 🙂 Enjoy!