Korean Extra Crispy Fried Chicken w Sweet Spicy Glaze



  • 24 chicken wings (cut into 3 pieces and tips discarded)
  • canola oil (for frying, peanut oil if available)
  • 2 cloves garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Thai chili peppers (deseeded and finely minced)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or cider vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups cornstarch (1 cup coating, 1 cup for batter)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (and pepper)
  • sesame seeds (garnish)
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    1. 1. Cut and discard the end tip of each chicken wing. cut remaining pieces in half at the joint to create 2 pieces. Rinse pieces under cold water and set to dry for at least 10 minutes. In a heavy pot such as a dutch oven, pour in canola or peanut oil to a depth of 3 inches. Heat over medium-high for about 15 minutes or until ready for frying.
    2. 2. In the meantime, combine sauce ingredients of soy, vinegar, sugar, honey, ketchup, sesame oil, Thai chili peppers, and the seasoning in a small sauce pan. Boil until sauce slightly thickens and then set at low heat. Adjust the spiciness/sweetness of the sauce by adding more minced red peppers and/or sugar, continuously tasting for desired result.
    3. 3. In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 cup cornstarch and salt and pepper. Individually coat each chicken wing pieces with the cornstarch and set aside.
    4. 4. In another bowl, whisk the remaining cornstarch and water together to make a runny, liquidy batter. Add each chicken wing one at a time and coat well. Shake off excess batter and fry the chicken in batches for about 10~13 minutes, or until golden brown, then drain on paper towels. Do not overcrowd the pan when frying each batch.
    5. 5. Flavor the wings with a brush or by tossing them all together in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy and eat while hot!
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium182% DV4370mg
    Fat143% DV93g
    Protein198% DV101g
    Carbs26% DV77g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories1590Calories from Fat840
    Total Fat93g143%
    Saturated Fat22g110%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat840
    Total Carbohydrate77g26%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.