Troy’s Korean Glazed Chicken Breast with Kimchee Fried Rice
Prep 20m Cook 18m Additional - Ready In 38m
Servings 2 servings Calories 859

Kimchee gives fried rice a nice spicy kick in this chicken recipe perfect for busy weeknights. Serve with a spicy mayo for extra heat. This recipe is made in a Panasonic CIO and appears on an episode of the Dinner Spinner TV Show on The CW!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 skin-on, boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup peanut oil, divided
  • ¼ cup Korean barbeque sauce
  • 1 slice fully cooked luncheon meat (such as SPAM®), cubed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, or more to taste
  • ½ cup chopped napa cabbage kimchee
  • ¼ cup chopped pickled carrot and daikon radish
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon soy-based liquid seasoning (such as Maggi®)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic flakes
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste), or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place chicken breasts on a solid, level surface. Pound with a meat tenderizer to an even thickness; season with salt and pepper and toss with 2 tablespoons peanut oil until evenly coated.
  2. 2 Heat a cast iron or heavy skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in heated skillet and cook until no longer pink in the center, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Brush barbeque sauce on top of chicken. Cover skillet and cook until chicken is glazed, about 1 minute per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  3. 3 (A countertop induction oven can be used in place of the skillet to cook the chicken. Preheat the oven with the grill pan inside on the grill setting. Grill chicken on medium until no longer pink in the center, about 4 minutes per side. Brush barbeque sauce on top of chicken and return to oven; cook until chicken is glazed, about 1 minute per side.)
  4. 4 Wipe skillet with a paper towel. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil over medium heat. Add luncheon meat; cook and stir until browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. 5 Heat butter in a separate skillet over medium heat. Add pickled carrot and daikon, kimchee, and rice; cook and stir until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Season rice mixture with liquid seasoning and soy sauce; stir in garlic flakes. Cook and stir until rice is crisp in places, 3 to 5 minutes. Add gochujang and luncheon meat to fried rice and mix well.
  6. 6 Divide fried rice among serving plates. Slice chicken breasts; arrange over rice.
  7. 7 Mix mayonnaise and Sriracha hot sauce together in a small bowl; spoon over chicken. Sprinkle green onion on top.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 859
  • Carbohydrate 73.1 g
  • Cholesterol 97.4 mg
  • Fat 47.4 g
  • Fiber 2.4 g
  • Protein 33.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 12 g
  • Sodium 2013.5 mg
  • Sugar 12.2 g

Chef's Notes

Use galbi or bulgogi barbeque sauce; Substitute chopped pickled daikon radish for the carrot, if desired; Substitute 2 tablespoons chopped cooked bacon or ham for the luncheon meat, if desired; Substitute Sempio(R) Yondu seasoning or Knorr(R) liquid seasoning for the Maggi(R), if preferred.


  1. This was good, tasty, and spicy as a Korean kimchi dish should be. But it is not your standard run-of-the-mill fried rice. So don’t be surprised. It is a bit more work than the standard fried rice I normally make, which is typically just whatever is left over in the fridge, but it was worth - Read more ...
  2. Troy WOW this is a wonderful dish packed full of KAPOW flavor! First and foremost I love the spam. I held a viewing party with both this dish and Jackie's while your show was on and everyone loved your use of luncheon meat. It was nearly the topic of conversation. Also GREAT recipe for kimchi - Read more ...
  3. Wow this was super delicious and flavorful! I did not use the pickled carrot but I did use everything else. Really great combo of flavors and beautiful to boot...I will def be making this one again YUM!!! Thanks for sharing.:)
  4. Made this as written except that there was no skin on my chicken boobs and I didn't know what garlic flakes were so I just used powder. This is really good but I highly recommend using low sodium products where you can and even at that this is not one for those watching their sodium - Read more ...
  5. I frequently make kimchi fried for dinner but hadn't ever thought of topping it with chicken...loved it! Next time I will add a fried egg!