Sorry, American South, This Korean Fried Chicken's the Best
Let's dispense with the suspense. Here it is, the secret to earth's best fried chicken, Korean Fried Chicken: It's twice-fried for extreme crispy excellence on the outside and juicy, tender goodness on the inside. Yes, if you've ever wondered how to get fried chicken extra crispy, this is it! It's essentially the same twice-fry technique that creates exceptional French fries.
The Key to Success: Use boneless, skinless thighs or breast meat cut into large chunks. You don't want the chicken pieces too large or your meat-to-coating ratio gets reduced to a less-than-optimal amount. OK, let's get to it!
Watch Chef John make Korean fried chicken. "This Korean fried chicken is officially my favorite," says Chef John. "No other method I've come across has the same combination of tender, juicy, flavorful chicken, and plate-scratching crispiness as this recipe does." Here's how to make crispy fried chicken, Korean style!
Try your crispy chicken with Chef John's Korean Fried Chicken Sauce. And if you prefer your Korean chicken in hot-wing form, we can cover you there, too.
The sauce is sensational, combining sesame oil, brown sugar, and fresh ginger with chile-garlic sauce and lemon-pepper seasonings. You can make the sauce up to two weeks in advance, and the flavor will only intensify. "That sauce, I just can t say enough good things about it, except FABULOUS!" raves lutzflcat.
Or maybe you're up for an international fried chicken cook-off? Here's a top-rated, Southern-style fried chicken recipe with buttermilk and simple seasonings.
"Delicious! The crispiness was perfect and the texture was amazing," says Bruno. "I'm an amateur cook so I found this recipe so simple yet heavenly."
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