This yummy and addicting chicken recipe is great for snacks at a dinner party or just munching on throughout the night. It brings authentic Korean flavors together and creates sticky and sweet (with a little heat) goodness! Garnish with chopped peanuts.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
16 mins
20 mins
1 hr 6 mins
3 chicken breasts


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger, salt, and 1 pinch pepper in a bowl with the chicken. Allow to sit for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Combine honey, vinegar, brown sugar, gochujang, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger, and 1 pinch black pepper in a pot over medium heat. Stir well; when bubbling, reduce heat to low and simmer 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Toss cornstarch with the chicken to coat evenly.

  • Fill a pan with 1 inch oil and heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add chicken in small batches, making sure to not overcrowd the pan. Cook until lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

  • Reheat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and deep fry chicken once more until deeply golden, about 40 seconds each. Transfer chicken to the pot of sauce.

  • Heat sauce and chicken over medium-low heat until warmed through, about 3 minutes.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

578 calories; protein 10.4g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 41.9g; cholesterol 33.6mg; sodium 829mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I thought this was a very good recipe. I will make this again! (no changes necessary). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
I thought this was a very good recipe. I will make this again! (no changes necessary). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a great recipe. Had it with fried rice and veggies. Only added a few things to the sauce that I personally enjoy. The peanuts on some of the chicken was a nice topper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This sauce is really excellent. I have tried other but the balance of flavors in this combination seems just right. Don't be afraid of the chili paste. It is warm but flavorful. If you can't do hot just cut it down minimally but don't leave it out completely. Thanks so much for sharing this! Read More