Korean Fried Chicken (양념 치킨 yangnyeom-chikin)
This is the most amazing sweet, spicy and sticky Korean fried chicken! It's super crunchy and hugely addictive!
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any cut you prefer
ground black pepper
toasted sesame oil
roasted salted peanuts
Prepare the sides and toppings
Add vinegar and sugar to a small pot.
Heat it until all the sugar is dissolved. Add a pinch of salt.
Slice the cucumber and radishes thinly.
Add about half off the pickling brine to one mason jar and the rest to another.
Put the sliced cucumbers in one mason jar and the radishes in the other.
Leave until needed. They do not need to be refrigerated, but you can if you want to.
Toast the sesame seeds on a dry pan. Add to a small bowl.
Chop the peanuts. I like them pretty finely, but you do you.
Slice a scallion finely and put into a small bowl.
Prepare the chicken
Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces
To a bowl add: chicken, mirin, ginger, salt and black pepper.
Use your hands to combine everything very well.
Put cornstarch into a bowl and cover each piece of chicken with cornstarch.
Fry the chicken
Add a good amount of oil to a pot and heat the oil to 175°C/345°F.
Add the chicken carefully, and be aware not to overcrowd the pan.
Fry the chicken for 4-7 minutes until it's done and lightly golden.
Remove to a wire rack with kitchen paper underneath.
Clean the oil by removing the leftover flour that's floating. Then heat the oil to 190°C/375°F.
Fry the chicken until it's crispy and perfect. 1-3 minutes.
Drain the chicken to a wire rack and let the excess oil drip off.
Make the KFC sauce
To a small pot add: ketchup, honey, gochujang, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and rice vinegar.
Give it a good stir so that everything is combined.
Heat over medium heat until the sauce starts to bubble.
Finish the dish
Put the fried chicken in a large bowl.
Pour the sauce over top.
Toss the chicken in the sauce until all the pieces are evenly coated.
Serve while hot topped with sesame seeds, peanuts and scallions, and pickled cucumbers and radishes on the side.
https://foodgeek.dk/en/korean-fried-chicken-recipe/ - Korean Fried Chicken (양념 치킨 yangnyeom-chikin)