Korean Fire Chicken Cheese Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Fries, topped with quick, easy and spicy Korean Fire Chicken and melted mozzarella. Fun served in individual small skillets or make in one large skillet.
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Fire Chicken Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup Korean Red Pepper Flakes (Gochugaru)
  • 3 Tbsp Korean Red Pepper Pasted (Gochujang)
  • 5 cloves garlic mince
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp honey or corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup water plus more as needed
  • 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast cut in to 1-inch chunks

To serve:

  • Cooked French Fries (enough for 3 servings)
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, packed
  • Freshly parsley or green onion chopped


  • Cook your fresh or frozen fries in the oven, fryer or air fryer. If making fries from fresh potatoes, you will need 1 medium potato for each individual serving. For a larger, single skillet, use 4-5 medium potatoes. When fries are almost done, prepare the chicken.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients except the chicken. Stir until smooth. Add chicken chunks and stir until well coated. Let stand a few minutes.
  • Heat a skillet or large pot with a lid over medium heat on the stove-top. Add chicken with all the sauce. Cook, stirring, until mixture begins to simmer a bit. Cover pot and reduce heat to almost low. Allow to cook about 3 minutes. Remove lid and stir. If mixture seems dry, add a bit more water and stir in. Cover pot again and cook a further 3 minutes. Using two forks, shred the chicken a bit and stir together. *If chicken doesn't easily shred, cook a bit longer, adding a bit more water if necessary. Turn off heat under chicken and place lid on to keep warm.
  • To serve: Place fries in skillet(s). Top with fire chicken and cover generously with shredded mozzarella cheese. Place on a baking sheet and pop under a hot oven broiler until cheese has melted and is golden in spots. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or green onion.


Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.2mg