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Korean Chicken and Ginseng Soup

Cuisine: Korean
Region: Common

The Korean Chicken and Ginseng Soup is one of many Korean classic, traditional chicken recipes. Enjoy!

Serves 4
Cooking time: @ 30 min
You need: a skillet and a pot


  • 1 glass (cup) of shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, diced
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, diced
  • 8 glasses (cups) of chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 Tsp red chili pepper paste
  • 1 Tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 green onions (scallions) chopped fine


  1. Put the sesame seeds in a skillet and stir fry for 1 minute. You know the’re ready when they turn golden brown. Turn off the fire and move the skillet aside.
  2. Take a large pot.
  3. Add the garlic, the chicken broth and the ginger, turn on the fire and heat until it boils.
  4. Blend in the chili paste, the soy and the sesame oil.
  5. Then, drop in the chicken and keep on cooking until the chicken meat warms up. (How much it warms up, is up to you.)
  6. Ready to serve. Scoop the soup from the pot and into the serving bowls.
  7. Drizzle each bowl with the green onions (scallions) and sesame seeds.

Notes on Korean Chicken and Ginseng Soup

  • Serve with rice.
  • Recipe for Asian style chicken broth, here

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