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It’s such a culinary pleasure to bite through the well-seasoned, crunchy crust that reveals juicy chicken underneath. This Korean fried chicken recipe will give you that thin, crispy and crunchy crust along with two delicious sauce options — soy garlic and red spicy sauce!
Also known as “the other KFC,” Korean fried chicken is highly popular in and outside of Korea. Over the last three or four decades, the Korean fried chicken industry has grown exponentially. There are fast food fried chicken chains and mom-and-pop places in uncountable numbers, each with their own techniques, secret ingredients and variations.
Among many delicious variations of fried chicken in Korea, yangnyeom chicken is one of the most popular ones. Literally meaning “seasoned chicken,” yangnyeom chicken is fried chicken smothered in a spicy red sauce. The ingredients used in yangnyeom sauce vary widely, including gochujang, ketchup, hot sauce, strawberry jam, etc. It started out being thick and heavy, but the current trend is a thinner, lighter sauce.
The best Korean Fried Chicken - crispy coated buttermilk fried chicken smothered in a spicy Korean-inspired gochujang sauce.
The sauce is so rich, flavourful and complex and it comes together very easily - just throw all the ingredients in a pan and bubble it up.
We love to eat this with rice, noodles, or my personal favourite - stuffed into bao buns!
One thing that I absolutely love as a recipe creator, is when I put a plate of food down in front of people, and the conversation stops the moment the first bite is taken. Just quiet, wide-eyed, satisfied munching, with the occasional 'Mmmmm' and 'oh my god, it's so good' until it's all gone.
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What is gochujang?
Gochujang is a Korean fermented red chilli sauce or paste with a smoky-sweet and slightly spicy flavour. Some brands are spicier than others. I’ve prefer the paste, rather than the sauce for a stronger flavour. It's a fantastic addition to sauces and marinades, as it adds heat, richness, tang and a little sweetness. I use it in lots of recipes (beef bulgogi, Pork ramen, Korean steak grilled cheese, sticky Asian ribs to name a few).
Easy and delicious Korean fried chicken recipe.
Would you care for super crunchy chicken that is coated with hugely addictive homemade Korean sweet chili sauce? Then read on.
This Korean fried chicken is perfect for any occasion and I’m sure everyone will fall in love with it instantly. Learn how to make it in three simple steps!
INGREDIENTS FOR KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN
HOW TO MAKE KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN
All purpose flour - thickest crust with the most crunch.
- Cornstarch - crispy, crackly texture with a blistered crust.
- Potato starch - has the best flavor, thinner crust with a light, delicate crisp. While flour and cornstarch are pretty flavorless, potato starch has lots of flavor!
KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN SAUCE - SPICY OR MILD
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