Deliciously Crunchy Korean Fried Chicken

Deliciously Crunchy Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken, also known as “KFC,” is a popular and incredibly flavorful dish that features crispy, double-fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is beloved for its perfect combination of crunchy texture and savory glaze, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

### Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks or wings
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • Chopped green onions (for garnish)

### Instructions:

1. Prepare the chicken:

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, mix the flour and cornstarch together. Gradually add cold water to the mixture, stirring until you have a smooth batter.

2. Heat the oil:

In a large pot or deep fryer, heat the vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).

3. Fry the chicken:

Dip each piece of chicken into the batter, allowing any excess to drip off. Fry the chicken in batches until golden brown and crispy, approximately 8-10 minutes per batch. Remove the chicken and let it drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

4. Double-fry for extra crunch:

Once all the chicken pieces have been fried, increase the oil temperature to 375°F (190°C). Fry the chicken pieces again for 2-3 minutes until extra crispy. Drain again on paper towels.

5. Make the sauce:

In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, gochujang, minced garlic, grated ginger, and sesame oil. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

6. Coat the chicken:

Place the fried chicken pieces in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss until all pieces are evenly coated.

7. Garnish and serve:

Transfer the coated chicken to a serving platter. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Korean Fried Chicken!