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Korean Fried Chicken (양념 통닭)

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Main ingredients:
  Chicken 2 Pound
  Milk 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ginger powder 1 Pinch (Optional)
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the batter:
  Potato starch/Corn starch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour/Frying mix 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Korean curry powder 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Pinch
  Black pepper 2 Pinch
For the sauce:
  Ketchup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red pepper paste 3 Tablespoon
  Corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Minced onion 1 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Water/Cooking wine 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Cooking oil 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon

1. Take a bowl and marinate the chicken pieces with milk, salt, black pepper and ginger powder. You can also add minced garlic and water or cooking wine (optional) alternatively if you do not want to use milk as a marinate then use the rest of the ingredients minus the milk.
2. To make the coating for the chicken, mix the potato starch or corn starch, frying mix or flour, Korean curry powder, salt and pepper in a big plastic bag. Shake the bag to mix everything together.
3. Put the marinated pieces into the powder in the bag and shake the bag so that all the chicken pieces will be evenly covered with the bag. Take out the coated chicken pieces from the bag and set them aside while the oil is heating. Save the left over powder for later.
4. After a few minutes you will notice that the coating on the chicken has become soggy. Once again coat each chicken piece with the left over flour before frying them.
5.Take a deep frying pan and add cooking oil and heat it on high. Once the oil is heated, carefully put each of the chicken pieces into the oil. Fry the chicken on a high heat for 10 minutes until the pieces become light brown in color. Take out the pieces, drain the oil and set the pieces on a kitchen towel. (The chicken pieces will be fried again)
6. Meanwhile in a pan add all the sauce ingredients except the sesame seeds. Heat the pan, once the sauce starts to bubble cook it for 1 more minute. And turn off the heat.
7. For the second frying, fry the chicken in hot oil again for about 5 - 10 minutes until they turn golden brown in color. This time make sure that the chicken pieces are completely cooked.
8. Add the fried chicken pieces to the sauce mixture and mix well till all the pieces are covered with the sauce. Lastly sprinkle sesame seeds on top and mix.

9. Serve with pickled salad or sweet corn radish.

The sauce recipe is enough to be used only for half of the chicken pieces.
If you want to season all the chicken pieces in the sauce, double the ingredients for the sauce recipe.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Asian Dak Ggochi
For those of you who thought that fried chicken is only eaten in America, well KFC is not strictly American! The Koreans have their own fried chicken which is delicious. Watch this video to learn how to make Yangmyeom tongdak or Korean Fried Chicken. This chicken is nicely battered and double fried until the chicken is completely cooked through and perfectly crisped. It is then coated with an intoxicating cocktail of flavors, a spicy sweet sauce. The result is a marvelous combination of flavor and texture.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 889 Calories from Fat 438

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.4%

Saturated Fat 12 g60.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 203.5 mg67.8%

Sodium 1223.6 mg51%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 2 g7.9%

Sugars 14.4 g

Protein 64 g128.6%

Vitamin A 6.7% Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 11.6% Iron 26%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Korean Fried Chicken (양념 통닭) Recipe Video, Asian Dak Ggochi