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skewers of grilled chicken atop lettuce and mango

I have one requirement for salads. It’s a simple one really. It has to knock my socks off. Hopefully, you can tell from this photo, that this salad does exactly that.

The secret is  Bibigo Go-Chu-Jang Hot & Sweet Sauce. It’s a Korean fermented red chili paste that is combined with brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and spices. I brushed it over grilled chicken that was marinated in a Korean honey garlic marinade. And I used the sauce to create a creamy gochujang honey dressing.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Gochujang Honey Dressing

For the base of the salad, I needed lettuces with texture, so they can hold up to this bold chicken. That’s why I went with crunchy romaine and Napa cabbage. I tossed in some fresh basil to add a surprising herbaceous aroma. Instead of tomatoes, onions and cheese, this salad called for a soft, sweet ingredient – mango. Diced into even cubes, the mango refreshes your palate against the sweet heat of the gochujang sauce.

Find out even more ways to use Bibigo Go-Chu-Jang Hot & Sweet Sauce.

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Gochujang Honey Dressing

Finally, a grilled chicken salad recipe that isn’t boring. Crunchy greens with a pop of basil are topped with sweet barbecue chicken with gochujang honey dressing.
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 4


Honey Garlic Marinade

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Gochujang Honey Dressing


  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Cut the chicken into large chunks, and place in the bowl with the marinade. Toss to coat. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate.
  • After the chicken has marinated, heat the grill to medium-high. Thread the chicken onto kabob skewers. Grill the chicken for 3 minutes per side. Brush with Bibigo Go-Chu-Jang Hot & Sweet Sauce on all sides, and cook 4-5 more minutes. Remove the chicken from the grill, and set aside.
  • Toss together the chopped romaine, cabbage and basil. Place in a large serving bowl. Add the diced mango. Place the chicken skewers on top. Drizzle with the Gochujang Honey Dressing.


Calories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 15gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 713mgPotassium: 721mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 14190IUVitamin C: 25.8mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Korean
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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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