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Korean Fried Chicken Is the Crispy Chicken of Your Dreams

Korean Fried Chicken Is the Crispy Chicken of Your Dreams

Seriously, there’s nothing else quite like it

Look at that crispy goodness.

Fried chicken is one of the trickiest dishes to get right. If you’ve ever tried to make it yourself, you know that there is a seemingly endless array of pitfalls that can completely ruin an otherwise perfectly fried chicken: It can be greasy and oil-soaked, the breading can burn, the chicken can be undercooked or dried out, the breading can fall off entirely, the skin can be flabby, the coating can be mushy. That’s why we worship at the altar of restaurants that get it right. While we tend to think of fried chicken as a purely American phenomenon, it’s also really popular in parts of Asia, and the version they’re making in South Korea is nothing short of fried chicken perfection.

If you’ve already tried the Korean fried chicken at chains like Bonchon, Kyochon, or BB.Q Chicken, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s supremely crispy and crunchy with not a trace of sogginess or greasiness (even when eaten out of the fridge cold the next day), the meat is tender and moist, and it can be coated in a selection of tasty sauces that somehow don’t decrease the crispiness either. If you haven’t had it, we really suggest you seek it out.

So what’s the deal with Korean fried chicken? What’s the secret to its supreme crispiness? The popular chains will never reveal their secrets, but the general gist of the recipe is out there if you know where to look (in this case, a 2007 New York Times article). Chicken pieces are dredged in a small amount of fine flour before being dipped in a very thin batter and deep-fried at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Here’s where the magic happens: After resting for a couple minutes, the chicken goes back into the fryer for another 10 minutes. The resulting chicken has a smooth golden brown crust (the rest between fries slows down the cooking process so everything cooks evenly), and it’s simply tossed with salt and pepper or dipped in a sauce that’s sweet, sticky, and a little spicy; when done properly, the sauce is absorbed but doesn’t make the chicken soggy. It’s a work of art, and you can make your very own batch at home by using this recipe. And click here to learn which 75 fried chicken spots are America’s best!


Korean Fried Chicken

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Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.


Korean Fried Chicken

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, yet crispy pieces of chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. An easy fried chicken recipe with a fiery kick making for the perfect meal or appetizer. This chicken truly is perfect for any occasion.

If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Korean fried chicken recipe! The chicken stays tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy skin we all know and love. It has an added kick from the gochujang used in the sauce which makes this dish incredibly bold in the flavor department.

Recently hubs and I have been going to this restaurant that has this incredible Korean fried chicken and I just had to recreate this recipe at home. I think I came pretty close to the restaurant version. Did I mention that it is also extremely simple to make? Because it is!

I love recipes where I get to experiment with different flavors and ingredients from all over the world, right in the comfort of my own home. Korean fried chicken has now become a staple dish at my house, we make it at least once a week.