This hugely addictive Korean Style Fried Chicken will quickly become your new favorite appetizer, snack, or even an entrée! Korean recipes are so good!
Hi there! It’s Lily from Gastro Senses!
I am so thrilled to share this delicious Korean Style Fried Chicken recipe with you. I’ve been inspired by Oh Sweet Basil for as long as I’ve had my own blog, so to say that I’m honored to post here is an understatement!
A little about myself: I live in Toronto, Canada, with my husband, our toddler and two fur babies. My favorite thing in the world is watching them have a healthy appetite. I blog about foods I grew up with, as well as reinvented favorite recipes from around the world.
I am super excited about today’s recipe because it combines Korean flavors and fried chicken. This recipe has kind of the ultimate sweet and mouth-warmingly spicy thing going on, it’s SO GOOD. The chicken is super crunchy due to double frying, which is a traditional Korean style of frying chicken, also know as the other KFC. There is nothing not to love about a chicken coated in some crunchy batter, deep-fried to a golden perfection and served with an explosive Asian sauce.
What is Gochujang
The amazing dipping sauce is a blend of Gochujang, garlic, ginger and orange juice. Gochujang is a traditional Korean fermented red chili pepper paste.
Where to Buy Gochujang
You can find it at your local Asian store or even any regular well-stocked supermarket. The sauce ended up being so flavorful, sweet and tangy with a little spicy kick.
Substitute for Gochujang
If you need a substitute for Gochujang give this a try; Make a paste of 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes moistened with soy sauce and add a little sugar. This isn’t exactly the same but will work in a pinch to give you that spice and flavor.
While I love these hot Sriracha wings, that I posted a while ago, this Korean style fried chicken is not not as spicy, so you can eat your fair share without burning your mouth.
The recipe is pretty straightforward and easy. First, we are going to marinate the chicken for a few hours or better yet overnight to infuse some flavors. Then, we’ll whip up some simple tempura style batter and dip our chicken it it. We will fry it the first time for 3-4 minutes, and let it cool on a wire rack.
When ready to serve, we will fry it the second time for another 3 minutes or until perfectly golden.
How to Keep Fried Chicken Hot and Crisp
Turn on a warm oven (about 200 F) to keep your chicken hot and crisp while you get your hands on that Korean dipping sauce. Simply combine all the ingredients in the sauce pan and simmer for about 5 minutes.
And we are done! Ready to serve this Korean Style Fried Chicken. So much crunch, so much flavor, so perfect for the whole family. Clearly you need to make it tonight, or at least as soon as you have time. No excuses!
Korean Style Fried Chicken
I’m so making it all the time now.
Korean Style Fried Chicken
Serve with Korean dipping sauce, tossed in or on the side. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions. To keep the leftover Korean Style Fried Chicken crispy reheat it under the broiler.
FOR THE MARINADE
FOR THE BATTER
FOR THE KOREAN DIPPING SAUCE
MAKE THE MARINADE
MAKE THE BATTER
MAKE THE KOREAN DIPPING SAUCE
Serving Size: 5 oz
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 854 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 277mg Sodium: 3636mg Carbohydrates: 100g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 30g Protein: 62g
Serve with Korean dipping sauce, tossed in or on the side. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.
To keep the leftover Korean Style Fried Chicken crispy reheat it under the broiler.
Juicy chicken on the inside with irresistible crust so full of crunchy ripples.
Crispy outside, juicy on the inside and of course the best part, all sweet and saucy.