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How to Cook Korean Style Fried Chicken

Korean fried chicken differs from the usual fried chicken we used to love patterned after the Western fried chicken.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: fried chicken wings, Korean fried chicken, soy garlic glazed
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo chicken wings
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups potato starch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil for frying

Ingredients for Soy-Garlic Glaze

  • 1 medium size white onion thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger minced
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Slurry: cornstarch-water mixture:

  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp water


How to cook Korean Style Fried Chicken:

  • Wash the chicken wings and remove any remaining feathers and drain.
  • Pat dry the chicken wings and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix the potato starch and cornstarch to combine. Then dredge the chicken wings.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the chicken wings until golden brown.
  • Drain excess oil by placing them in paper towels. Set aside.
  • To make the soy-garlic glaze, in another pan, combine onion, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin, garlic powder and ginger.
  • Heat the pan on medium-low heat and stir until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Add the slurry to the dissolved sugar mixture and stir until the sauce is slightly thick.
  • Then fry the chicken again and drain. Brush the fried chicken with the soy-garlic glaze mixture.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve hot with plain rice or fried rice.