Korean fried chicken, also known as KFC, is a popular dish in Korean cuisine. It is a type of fried chicken that is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside, with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Korean Fried Chicken

Recipe by caion


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Korean fried chicken is often served as a bar snack or as a meal with rice and vegetables. It has become increasingly popular in recent years and can now be found in Korean restaurants and food stalls around the world.


  • Chicken
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings or drumettes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup cold water

  • Oil for frying

  • Sauce
  • 1/4 cup gochujang (Korean chili paste)

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • Green onions, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add the cold water to the dry mixture and whisk until the batter is smooth.
  • Dip the chicken wings or drumettes in the batter and shake off the excess.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat about 1 inch of oil over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, fry the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Place the fried chicken on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes to ensure the chicken is fully cooked and crispy.
  • While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the gochujang, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.
  • Toss the cooked chicken in the sauce until coated.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired, and serve hot.

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