When it comes to barbeque, I rank Korean BBQ above both Texan and Carolina. Sorry. Chalk it up to my being so completely delusional from this whole egg-white-and-plain-skinless-chicken-dealio if you want. I don’t care. Korean BBQ = RadSauce.
Yeah, my presentation skills could use some work. Don’t hate.
What’s even better than a nice, juicy plate of bulgogi? Bulgogi served atop a bed of rice and veggies with warm egg yolk swirling through this bowl of love. Bibimbap is pretty simple–it’s literally meat and veggies on rice with egg on top. Boom. And it’s totally customizable. Seriously. You can get CAH-RAYZZEE with it if you want…I’ve been on a bibimbap rampage this week. This recipe, by far, was my most successful creation–Ross agreed weakly from his food coma. So did the dogs. I’m such an enabler.
I opted for chicken because a) I wanted to take a new spin on the whole thing since I’ve never seen chicken in bibimbap and besides, who doesn’t like chicken?, b) I’m on a diet that forbids red meat/most foods that make my life worth living and c) traditional bulgogi is too much effort for me. So chicken = win.
2 lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
1/4 c Sesame Oil
2 T Rice Vinegar
1/4 c Coconut Aminos
1 t Chili Powder
2 t Fresh Grated Ginger
1/4 t Dry Mustard
1 t Salt
1 t Black Pepper
1 Head Cauliflower
Hot and Cold Veggies/Toppings of Choice
Pound the chicken breasts to 1/2 inch. Place in a dish along with the sesame oil, vinegar, coconut aminos, chili powder, ginger, mustard, salt, and pepper. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour…but longer is better!
Bake COVERED at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes out of the oven, then cut into strips.
Grate the cauliflower by hand or in a food processor. Place in a microwave-safe dish and nuke for 8 minutes or until tender.
Cook the eggs sunny side up (you want nice, runny yolks!) while the chicken is still in the oven.
To assemble the bibimbap, place a layer of cauliflower rice in a bowl or on a plate. Assemble toppings and veggies of choice, then top with the chicken pieces. Top everything off with the sunny side up eggs.
Admire your presentation skills, then mix it all up and dig in!
Bonus Points!! I found this new hot sauce at Whole Foods last week from Tessemae’s. It’s good on anything and everything…but ESPECIALLY this!