Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

Korean fried chicken is a delectable and popular dish in South Korea, and it's gaining fame so fast around the world.
Easy to cook and delicious Korean Fried Chicken.

Korean fried chicken is a popular dish on tables in South Korea, and it's gaining fame so fast around the world. This savory dish is made with pieces of chicken that are marinated in a blend of spices, then double-fried for extra crispiness. The appeal of Korean fried chicken goes beyond its delicious taste as it's often served with a unique side like pickles and kimchi. Some restaurants also pair their dishes with unique sauces such as garlic soy sauce or chili paste to add even more flavor and texture to this delectable dish. To make this dish, you must have gochujang. Gochujang is an essential part of Korean cuisine. It's a spicy-sweet condiment made from red chili peppers, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt. Gochujang has been used as a condiment in Korea for centuries, but it has recently become popular around the world due to its unique flavor. Also using basic ingredients such as garlic, ground ginger, white pepper, or black pepper. You can use hot pepper flakes if you want to. With just a few simple steps, you can create the perfect crispy fried chicken that's surely become your favorite! The other important ingredient is corn syrup, it gives a sweet flavor to the dish. If you don't have it, you can replace it with sugar. The key to achieving the perfect texture for this dish is double-frying the chicken. The first frying helps cook the chicken, while the second one is responsible for keeping it nice and adding crispiness. And the result should be crispy on the outside and juicy yet so succulent and flavorful on the inside. Here's the recipe for Korean Fried Chicken that anyone can follow.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 60 minute(s)

Ingredients

  • 350g drumette chicken
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 150g tapioca flour

Thick Sauce

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 red cayenne peppers, cut diagonally
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • ½ tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1,5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Steps

1

Marinate chicken drumettes with ground ginger, salt, and pepper for 20 minutes.

Step 1 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
2

Thick Sauce: Saute the garlic and red chilies until fragrant.

Step 2 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
3

Add soy sauce, gochujang, vinegar, sugar, and brown sugar. Stir until slightly thickened, and make sure the taste is sweet and spicy. If it's too spicy, add a little sugar.

Step 3 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
4

Add the sesame seeds, stir for 30 seconds, turn off the heat, and set aside.

Step 4 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
5

Coat the drumette chicken with tapioca flour until evenly coated.

Step 5 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
6

Heat the oil for frying. Put in the drumette chicken and fry over medium heat until lightly brown, take it out, and let it cool for 5 minutes.

Step 6 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
7

After that, put it back into the hot oil and fry it for the second time until browned for 10 minutes.

Step 7 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
8

Heat the thick sauce, when it's boiling, add the drumette chicken, then stir until the chicken is evenly coated with the sauce.

Step 8 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.
9

Serve the drumette chicken coated with thick sauce, also called Korean Fried Chicken, with chili sauce or it can also be eaten as a snack.

Step 9 of cooking Korean Fried Chicken.


Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

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