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korean spicy fried chicken recipes
If you like deep-fried chicken, you should really give this Korean fried chicken recipe a try, especially if you haven’t tried “the other KFC”. The thin crust is extra crispy from double frying, and the sweet and spicy sauce is simply amazing!
Try this finger-licking-good recipe for spicy Korean fried chicken (KFC) – double fried until extra crispy, then tossed in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce.

korean spicy fried chicken

Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Marinating:30 mins
Total Time:45 mins


For the chicken

  • 2 pounds chicken about 16 drumettes and wingettes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup potato starch or corn starch (or deep-frying mix)
  • 5-6 cups oil for frying

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons rice wine or mirin
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons hot sauce I used Frank’s Original
  • 4 tablespoons chili sauce or ketchup I used Heinz chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang Korean red chili pepper paste
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey dijon mustard – optional
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the garnish


  1. Wash chicken wings, and drain thoroughly. Mix with the salt, pepper, and ginger. Marinate for 20 to 30 minutes.
    korean spicy fried chicken recipes
  2. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and then the onion, garlic, and ginger. Stir for a minute until fragrant. Add all other sauce ingredients, and stir well. Simmer until it thickens slightly, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the heat off.
    korean spicy fried chicken recipes
  3. Remove any excess water from the marinated chicken. Add the potato (or corn) starch to the chicken, and toss well to coat evenly.
    korean spicy fried chicken recipes
  4. Add the oil to a deep fryer, wok, or large pot. Heat the oil to 320°F. Using tongs or chopsticks, drop the chicken in the oil, one piece at a time. Fry them in two batches. Cook until lightly golden, about 5 to 7 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken wings. Remove them with a wire skimmer or a slotted spoon. Drain on a wire rack or in a large mesh strainer set on a bowl.
    korean spicy fried chicken recipes
  5. Reheat the oil to 370°F. Add the chicken (you can do this in one batch for the second frying), and deep fry again, for 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Drain on a wire rack or in a large mesh strainer set on a bowl.
    korean spicy fried chicken recipes
  6. Heat the sauce over medium-low heat. Add the chicken, and stir well until the chicken wings are evenly coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.
    korean spicy fried chicken recipes


Add 1 teaspoon gochugaru (Korean red chili pepper flakes), preferably fine grounds, to the sauce ingredients, if you like it very spicy. You can grind coarse gochugaru in a spice grinder if you don’t have fine grounds.If you let the oil temperature go up too high, turn the heat off until it cools down to the desired temperature.

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