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Korean Fried Chicken

The most delicious Korean Fried Chicken made with crispy fried chicken and a simple sticky sauce. Don't forget to check out our step by step photos and tips above!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 servings
Calories 289kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup gochujang see tip, below
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. chile flakes
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together gochujang, honey, lime juice, and soy sauce until smooth, Set aside.
  • Sprinkle chicken on all sides with salt, pepper, and chile flakes.
  • In another medium bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Add chicken; toss to coat.
  • Add vegetable oil to a large skillet to a depth of about ¾ inch.
  • Heat oil until shimmering. Add chicken in batches; cook, turning occasionally, until browned
  • and crispy, 7 to 9 minutes per batch. Transfer cooked chicken to a wire rack.
  • Toss cooked chicken in sauce mixture to coat.
  • Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

Notes

  • Gochujang is a very mild Korean chile paste that you can find on the international foods aisle of most grocery stores. It’s much less spicy than sriracha.
  • If you want even more Korean flavor, visit your local Asian grocery store and look for gochugaru—Korean chile flakes—to toss with the chicken tenders before frying.
  • You can use this same method to cook chicken nuggets; simply cut down the frying time slightly.
  • To give these chicken tenders even more Asian flair, I like to add about a tablespoon of sesame oil to each batch when frying.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1105mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg