Korean-style Creamy Chicken (Korean Murgh Malai)


Korean-style Creamy Chicken (Korean Murgh Malai)

Gochujang-infused Creamy Chicken with Korean Flavors

In Korean cuisine, we have taken inspiration from the Indian dish Murgh Malai to create a delightful fusion recipe. This Korean-style Creamy Chicken combines the rich and creamy texture of Murgh Malai with the bold and spicy flavors of Korean cuisine. Get ready to indulge in a unique and delicious dish that will satisfy your taste buds.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Keto-friendly, Dairy-free (if using a non-dairy cream substitute)

Dairy (if using heavy cream), Soy (in gochujang and soy sauce), Sesame

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free


While the original Murgh Malai is known for its mild and creamy flavors, this Korean adaptation adds a spicy kick and incorporates traditional Korean ingredients. The use of gochujang, a Korean chili paste, gives the dish a distinct heat and depth of flavor. Additionally, we have incorporated Korean spices and herbs to enhance the overall taste and aroma. We alse have the original recipe for Murgh malai, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (12g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 8g (5g sugars)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.
  2. 2.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  4. 4.
    Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pan and cook for another minute.
  5. 5.
    In a small bowl, mix together the gochujang, soy sauce, and honey.
  6. 6.
    Add the chicken to the pan and cook until it is no longer pink.
  7. 7.
    Pour the gochujang mixture over the chicken and stir well to coat.
  8. 8.
    Reduce the heat to low and pour in the heavy cream. Stir gently to combine.
  9. 9.
    Simmer the chicken in the creamy sauce for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  10. 10.
    Stir in the sesame oil and season with salt to taste.
  11. 11.
    Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Gochujang — Adjust the amount of gochujang according to your spice preference. Increase or decrease the quantity to make the dish milder or spicier.
  • Heavy cream — If you prefer a lighter version, you can substitute the heavy cream with coconut cream or a non-dairy alternative.
  • Sesame oil — Use toasted sesame oil for a stronger nutty flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, marinate the chicken in a mixture of gochujang, soy sauce, and ginger for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Serve the Korean-style Creamy Chicken with steamed rice or Korean-style noodles for a complete meal.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the pan during the last few minutes of cooking.

Serving advice

Serve the Korean-style Creamy Chicken hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. It pairs well with steamed rice or Korean-style noodles. Add a side of kimchi or pickled vegetables for a traditional Korean touch.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds over the dish before serving. You can also garnish with thinly sliced green onions for a pop of color.