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Korean Fried Chicken Sauce

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars
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"This is my take on the classic Korean fried chicken sauce. I like to add lots of green onion and garlic, and not cook this quite as long. The result is a sauce with those ingredients a little more in the flavor profile's forefront. Try to find Korean chili flakes and/or paste if you can. I've used them before and the flavor is great (and obviously more authentic), but if you can't, any hot chili flakes or paste will work."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 50
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk ketchup, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, honey, chile-garlic sauce, red pepper flakes, and black pepper together in a saucepan over medium-high heat; add enough water to reach desired sauce consistency. Bring sauce to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until thick and flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature and season with salt.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Everything in this recipe is to taste, so adjust until you think it's balanced between sweet, sour, and spicy.
  • Serve with Korean Fried Chicken.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 50 calories; 0.2 13.1 0.7 0 356 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

OMG tasty!! The Korean Fried Chicken Sauce is made to go with Chef John's Korean Fried Chicken - also listed on this site. This sauce is VERY hot and we love spicy, however, 1 tsp. of red pepper...

Most helpful critical review

Not anything like any of the Korean fried chicken sauces I've tried or made

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OMG tasty!! The Korean Fried Chicken Sauce is made to go with Chef John's Korean Fried Chicken - also listed on this site. This sauce is VERY hot and we love spicy, however, 1 tsp. of red pepper...

Made as is but with chili powder and more red pepper flakes. Great with Panko crusted baked chicken.

Amazing sauce companion for Chef John's KFC! Had no honey, so substituted maple syrup--yes, I'm Canadian :P--and tweaked the flavor with a teaspoon of kurozu (black rice vinegar) and a teaspoon ...

very good with the Korean fried chicken. i thought it was going to be too spicy for the sensitive people at the table, but it was well received by all.

Make to your own taste - really good!

Another winner from Chef John, thank you. My only suggestions are as follows: if you know you like HOT, HOT, then the 1 tsp of red pepper flakes will be ok. We like hot and spicy and about 1/...

Not anything like any of the Korean fried chicken sauces I've tried or made

Another Great sauce to add to my homemade collection of serving sauces ....... adds a Brilliant Asian touch to meats and especially CJ's Korean Fried Chicken recipe ....... Thanks a bunch!

This is the first review that I am writing on this site, or any site for that matter. This sauce is simply amazing as is the Korean Fried Chicken that it goes with. I have lived most of my life ...