Korean Fried Chicken
Super easy and simple three ingredient sweet and sticky chicken wings – the only chicken wing recipe you’ll ever need!
I’m desperately struggling as I’m trying to right out this post. I ate way too much in honor of the July 4th holiday, and skipping the gym didn’t help my case. After all, it is a national holiday so I get a free pass, right?
My July 4th holiday began with an early lunch at The Oinkster where Jason and I shared their famous Oinkster Pastrami sandwich, slathered with their amazing garlic aioli.
We also couldn’t help ourselves but to order their piggy fries, which is pretty much In-N-Out’s animal style fries on crack. With strings and strings and strings of caramelized onions and their house sauce, it’s hard to put your fork down!
Once dinnertime came around, we went to Jason’s parent’s house where we fired up the grill, Korean-style of course. We grilled some pork belly along with homemade kimchi, which then gets wrapped into some green leaf lettuce slathered with gochuchang, a wonderfully spicy chili paste. Once we finished our Korean feast, we stuffed our face with Porto’s irresistible cheese rolls.
Yeah, like I said, I ate way too much.
So before I attempt to recover from all of the amazing food I gorged on today, I leave you with this: double fried Korean chicken wings. This is a recipe from Jason’s mom, a recipe that she came up with 20 years ago, and has been making it periodically since then. It only requires 3 ingredients with 2 batches of deep fried goodness – one batch to get it cooked through and a second batch to get it nice and crisp. Then you slather it in a reduced sweet soy sauce mixture, leaving you with the most amazing, most sticky wings ever!
Korean Fried Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Super easy and simple 3 ingredient sweet and sticky chicken wings – the only chicken wing recipe you’ll ever need!
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat to 300 degrees F.
- Season chicken wings with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Working in batches, add the chicken wings to the Dutch oven, 5 or 6 at a time, and fry until light brown, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Increase oil temperature to 350 degrees F. Add the chicken wings to the Dutch oven again and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Heat soy sauce and sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve wings immediately, tossed with soy sauce glaze.
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