We are preparing today yet another Asian cuisine hit – Korean fried chicken – crispy chicken thighs in a sweet and savory sauce. The main ingredient that adds to the flavor is gochujang, sauce made with Korean red chili paste, which is sweet, spicy and savory. This is an awesome addition to your menu.
For the chicken
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 2 inch pieces
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- oil for frying
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- green onions for garnish optional
For the sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons gochujang sauce
- three tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- Place the eggs in a bowl, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix the flour and cornstarch together and place in a shallow bowl or on a plate.
- Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees F.
- Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, then roll into the flour mixture. Repeat with all of the chicken.
- Fry 7-8 pieces of chicken at a time for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat the process with all of the chicken.
- While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the ketchup, gochujang paste, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil until smooth.
- Pour the sauce ingredients into a small pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve, garnished with green onions if desired.
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