It took about two decades for this style of Korean fried chicken to make its way into the American foodie scene. The chicken is deep fried twice to make the exterior extra crispy and to lock moisture in. The gochujang sauce is a hot, honey, spicy mix...and well, it's just fabulous. You'll have the family completely raving!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk milk and egg together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined and smooth. Add chicken tenders to egg wash and let marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

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  • Combine flour, potato starch, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Pour mixture into a large, resealable plastic bag. Drain and discard marinade from chicken tenders. Add chicken to the bag, seal it, and shake until each piece is completely dredged in mixture.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Add chicken pieces to the hot oil about 5 pieces at a time so as not to drop the temperature of the oil. Fry for 2 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Continue with remaining chicken pieces.

  • Increase oil heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until continuously boiling. Carefully add the first batch of cooked chicken and fry again until cooked through and crispy about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with the second batch of chicken pieces. Transfer chicken to a medium-sized serving bowl.

  • Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, gochujang paste, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and ginger. Cook and stir continuously until sugar has melted and sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes. Drizzle sauce over twice-fried chicken tenders and serve.

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

398 calories; protein 29.1g; carbohydrates 52.4g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 111.7mg; sodium 938.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2019
It s amazing it just melts in my mouth I made sure not to make it too spicy for everyone to enjoy Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2019
A bit too sweet for my taste. I think next time I’ll cut back on the honey. It has a very clear honey taste into it. Probably use half or even a fourth of what was called for. Also only 4 minutes at 325 then 350 wasn’t enough time for frying chicken. Had to crank it up to 375 for about 6-8 minutes total. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2019
It s amazing it just melts in my mouth I made sure not to make it too spicy for everyone to enjoy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2021
I had to scale this recipe down a bit but the chicken was good. I used a tbsp of each of the sauce ingredients, adding more Worcester’s to it since I preferred a less sweet sauce. I also fried twice at 350 and 375 degrees respectively. The temps as stated are a little low to be frying but probably fine if you’re at a higher altitude. The only other things I did different was season the chicken as I normally would. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2019
A bit too sweet for my taste. I think next time I’ll cut back on the honey. It has a very clear honey taste into it. Probably use half or even a fourth of what was called for. Also only 4 minutes at 325 then 350 wasn’t enough time for frying chicken. Had to crank it up to 375 for about 6-8 minutes total. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2021
Spicy Korean Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce...My 2 favorite things on this earth. I wonder if there's a way to combine them with dumplings? Hmmm yummmmm Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2020
I've only made it once so far and I am new to cooking but this was the best fried chicken I have ever made, it was so good! I think I messed up and took the sauce off heat too early though because the spice was lost in the sweetness of the sugar and soy. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2021
I made this for Super Bowl, and it was not a crowd pleaser, unfortunately. It was way too sweet for our taste. The gochujang flavor was masked and overpowered by all the sweetness. Read More
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