This hugely addictive Korean Style Fried Chicken will quickly become your new favorite appetizer, snack, or even an entrée! There is nothing not to love about a chicken coated in some crunchy batter and deep-fried to a golden perfection.
FOR THE MARINADE
2lbsboneless skinless chicken thighsquartered
1medium yellow onionpuréed
FOR THE BATTER
1 1/2tbspbaking powder
1 1/4cupsice water
FOR THE KOREAN DIPPING SAUCE
4tbspGochujang Korean Chili Sauce
oil for frying
white/black sesame seeds
MAKE THE MARINADE
Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
MAKE THE BATTER
Combine all the ingredients except for water in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Stir in ice water and mix.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a heavy pot, like a Dutch oven, to 320 F.
Prepare a cooling rack set on top of baking sheet lined with paper towel nearby.
Once the oil reaches 320 F, coat the chicken pieces in the batter completely and place in hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pot; plan on frying 5-6 pieces at a time.
Stir them around with a spider or slotted spoon so they don't stick to each other.
Fry for 4 minutes.
Remove to the cooling rack and continue with the next batch of chicken.
Monitor and adjust the temperature after each batch.
MAKE THE KOREAN DIPPING SAUCE
While the chicken is cooling, prepare the sauce.
Combine all the ingredients in the sauce pan and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
Let cool to room temperature.
When ready to serve, heat the oil one more time for a quick second frying to get that perfect golden crunch on the chicken.
Set the thermometer to 375 F this time.
Fry chicken for another 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Pull chicken out to the wire rack to drain.
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.
Korean Style Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving (5 oz)
Calories 613Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 342IU7%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes
Keyword: appetizers, asian, batter, chicken wings, deep fried, dipping sauce, Gochujang sauce, guest post, KFC, Korean fried chicken, party snacks, sesame seeds, spicy, sriracha, tempura