WATCH: How to Make Korean Chicken Wings
These are really flavorful!
These chicken wings are not just crispy. It's incredibly crispy! Not only that, it's tossed in a delicious sticky sauce with a hint of chili that takes it over the top.
Korean Chicken Wings
Takes 60 minutes
Makes 8 servings
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 1/2 cups potato starch or cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided, or to taste
1 1/2 kilograms chicken wings, talons removed
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
Oil, for deep frying
1 Make the sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, stir brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, gochujang, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a pan over Medium heat. Bring to a boil then let simmer 1 minute. Set aside.
2 Heat enough oil in a deep pot over Medium-High heat for deep frying.
3 In a shallow plate, lightly season potato starch with remaining seasoning. In a large bowl, season chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Dredge chicken wings in the potato starch. Set aside.
4 Once oil is hot, deep fry chicken wings in batches until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels.
5 Lower heat to Medium-Low and fry chicken wings again until cooked through. (Each chicken wing will feel lighter than when it was raw.) Drain on a wire rack again.
6 When ready to serve, in a large bowl, toss chicken in the soy-garlic sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, and serve immediately.