Korean fried chicken

Korean Fried Chicken. Crunchy, juicy fried battered chicken. A delicious, indulgent way lớn have chicken. Perfect with some beer or a carbonated drink.

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Easy khổng lồ Make

My Korean fried chicken is easy to lớn make và delicious! You"re simply marinating your chicken pieces in a simple marinade for 10 minutes or overnight for best results.

Then in a large bowl, create your batter by combining the dry ingredients with cold water. Then we"ll fry it for trăng tròn minutes to lớn cook it through. You can fry it a second time over medium-high heat for crispy perfection, but this is optional.


Cook your drumsticks for 10 minutes on both sides (20 minutes in total), flipping around every now và then until golden crispy brown.

Transfer khổng lồ a cooling rack or paper towel khổng lồ drain off excess oil and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

Below are tips on making best Korean fried chicken recipe:

Marinate the chicken

After you season the chicken in the marinade, store it in an airtight container & let it marinate for 10 minutes or overnight. This ensures those flavor seep into the meat down lớn the bone!

Dark meat works best

For tender chicken, I strongly recommend using chicken drumsticks since they contain dark meat. Dark meat is much juicier. You can also use chicken thighs with the bone in, but this may take a bit more time during the cooking process.

Batter will be runny và will solidify but that"s what we want!

Tapioca starch will cause a natural phenomenon lớn happen where the starch solidifies when mixed with cold water. We want this lớn happen as this creates a light crispy coating over your chicken. It will also run off your chicken but don"t panic when this happens. This is totally normal.

Fry in a heavy bottom pot or a deep fryer

For best results, I find deep frying in a heavy bottom pot lượt thích a large dutch oven to be fantastic as the thick base maintains the heat of the oil. But you can also use a deep fryer or a large wok too if that"s all you have!

Fry chicken for 20 minutes

Make sure to flip at the 10-minute mark lớn ensure both sides are golden brown.

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Transfer cooked chicken to a wire rack or sheet pan lined with paper towel

This allows any excess oil to lớn drip off. Excess oil creates a soggy crust.


Below are frequently asked questions about this recipe:

Can I use chicken wings or thighs for this recipe?

Yes! Please find deep frying instructions for each cut below:

Chicken wings: Heat oil khổng lồ 375 degrees F & fry chicken wings for 8-10 minutes flipping over halfway. Cook until juices run clear or until an internal temperature of 165 F.

Chicken thighs with bone in skin on heat oil khổng lồ 350 F và fry thighs for 14-15 minutes flipping over halfway. Cook until juices run clear or until an internal temperature of 165 F.

Can I make this in the air fryer?

I nói qua a recipe on how khổng lồ make Korean fried chicken in the air fryer, check it out here.

What kind of oil can I use khổng lồ deep fry with?

Any neutral tasting oil that has a high smoke point will work, such as avocado oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil or peanut oil.

Is there a way lớn make this gluten free?

Yes, replace the regular soy sauce with tamari sauce or coconut aminos for a gluten không tính tiền version. The rest of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten free.

Other recipes you may like!

If you enjoyed my Korean style fried chicken, check out these other fried chicken recipes:

Sweet Spicy Gochujang ChickenTaiwanese Popcorn ChickenJapanese Chicken KatsuSweet and Sour ChickenChicken KaraageGeneral Tso Chicken

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I hope you give my Korean fried chicken a try & enjoy it!

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