Korean Fried Chicken in a Tangy Sauce (양념치킨)

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
800 g chicken legs
150 ml milk
150 g flour
100 g flour (for coating)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 l flaxseed oil (for deep frying)
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp gochujang
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp corn syrup
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ tbsp brown sugar
½ tbsp chili flakes
1 tsp sesame oil (for frying)
sesame seed (toasted, for garnish)
  • Step 1/5

    First we’ll marinate the chicken legs. Throw the chicken into a bowl and give it a salt and pepper massage. Then give the chicken a milk bath and put it in the fridge. Let it rest for about one hour.
    • 800 g chicken legs
    • 150 ml milk
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper

    First we’ll marinate the chicken legs. Throw the chicken into a bowl and give it a salt and pepper massage. Then give the chicken a milk bath and put it in the fridge. Let it rest for about one hour.

  • Step 2/5

    After letting the chicken rest, we’ll take it out of the fridge and prepare it for frying. Mix in 150 g of flour (about 1 & 1/2 dl) with the chicken. Do this in parts so you don’t get many lumps. If possible, look for flour meant for frying (튀김가루 in Korean). While doing this, heat 1 liter of oil on medium-high in a deep pot.
    • 150 g flour
    • 1 l flaxseed oil (for deep frying)

    After letting the chicken rest, we’ll take it out of the fridge and prepare it for frying. Mix in 150 g of flour (about 1 & 1/2 dl) with the chicken. Do this in parts so you don’t get many lumps. If possible, look for flour meant for frying (튀김가루 in Korean). While doing this, heat 1 liter of oil on medium-high in a deep pot.

  • Step 3/5

    Now the oil has heated to about 170 °C so it's time to start frying. Put the remaining flour in a bowl and coat the battered chicken in flour. After coating the chicken, carefully put the legs into the hot oil and remember not to overcrowd the pot. If the chicken is not completely submerged in the oil, flip the legs over every few minutes. Boned chicken will take about 7~8 minutes to cook while deboned chicken will cook quicker. Once golden brown, take the chicken out and let rest.
    • 150 g flour

    Now the oil has heated to about 170 °C so it's time to start frying. Put the remaining flour in a bowl and coat the battered chicken in flour. After coating the chicken, carefully put the legs into the hot oil and remember not to overcrowd the pot. If the chicken is not completely submerged in the oil, flip the legs over every few minutes. Boned chicken will take about 7~8 minutes to cook while deboned chicken will cook quicker. Once golden brown, take the chicken out and let rest.

  • Step 4/5

    Now the chicken has been fried and is off to the side resting so we'll move on to preparing the sauce! In a heated sauce pan fry 3 cloves of minced garlic in sesame oil. Once slightly fried, add gochujang, ketchup, corn syrup, soy sauce, brown sugar and chili flakes. If the sauce is too thick to stir, add a few tablespoons of water. While stirring, bring the sauce to a boil. Once the sauce has started to thicken, take it off the heat and set aside.
    • 1 tsp sesame oil (for frying)
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1 tbsp gochujang
    • 1 tbsp ketchup
    • 1 tbsp corn syrup
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ tbsp brown sugar
    • ½ tbsp chili flakes

    Now the chicken has been fried and is off to the side resting so we'll move on to preparing the sauce! In a heated sauce pan fry 3 cloves of minced garlic in sesame oil. Once slightly fried, add gochujang, ketchup, corn syrup, soy sauce, brown sugar and chili flakes. If the sauce is too thick to stir, add a few tablespoons of water. While stirring, bring the sauce to a boil. Once the sauce has started to thicken, take it off the heat and set aside.

  • Step 5/5

    Take the fried chicken and toss it in a large bowl with the sauce until coated evenly. Of you can drizzle the sauce over the chicken. Once plated, sprinkle some sesame seeds over the fried chicken and enjoy!! PS: this fried chicken goes perfectly with an ice cold beer :)
    • sesame seed (toasted, for garnish)

    Take the fried chicken and toss it in a large bowl with the sauce until coated evenly. Of you can drizzle the sauce over the chicken. Once plated, sprinkle some sesame seeds over the fried chicken and enjoy!! PS: this fried chicken goes perfectly with an ice cold beer :)

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