Kyochon Chicken
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5 from 3 votes

Korean Fried Chicken - Kyochon Chicken

Chicken wings are fried extra crispy with starch powder and tossed in a honey soy sauce glaze. Can't beat Korean Fried Chicken!  
Course: Easy
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • Chicken wings - 20 pieces ~500 grams 
  • Milk - 500 ml 
  • Salt - 4-5 shakes
  • Pepper - 4-5 shakes
  • Starch powder - few shakes Use potato or corn starch powder

Honey Soy-Sauce Glaze

  • Soy sauce - 2 Tablespoons
  • Sugar - 1.5 Tablespoons
  • Mirin - 1.5 Tablespoons
  • Vinegar - 1 Tablespoon
  • Honey - 1 Tablespoon
  • Black pepper - few shakes
  • Oyster sauce - 1/2 Tablespoon optional
  • Dried red chili pepper - 1/2 pepper optional

Instructions

Prep Chicken

  • Give the chicken wings a wash - get rid of any debris on them.
  • Take out a large mixing bowl and place the cleaned chicken wings in. Then pour in the milk. Let it sit in the milk for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, drain-off the milk and let the chicken pieces sit in the strainer to drip-off excess milk. (Note: Do not wash off the milk off)
  • Next, place the chicken wings in a large plastic (ziploc) bag. Season them with salt and pepper. Seal the bag and give it a nice shake. Then add in the starch powder and give another mix. 

Make Sauce

  • Place in all of the listed ingredients into a bowl. And give a thorough mix. 

Fry chicken

  • Put frying pan on a medium-high heat. Place enough oil to create a thin layer on the bottom of the pan. Once it gets hot, place the wings in. Remember to tap-off the extra starch powder from the wings before placing them into the oil. 
  • Fry on both-sides until they get nice and crispy. Make sure to flip them and move them around so that they don't burn. You can also reduce the heat to a low if you see the the oil is splashing around too much. 
  • Once they wings get golden-crispy, turn off the heat and put them onto a plate. 

Make Glaze and Coat

  • Remove oil and give frying pan a quick wipe-down.
  • Then put frying pan on a medium-low heat. Once it is hot, place the sauce in. 
  • Mix the sauce around with a spatula until it thickens up. Should take around 2-3 minutes. 
  • Then toss in the fried chicken and mix until each piece is well coated. 
  • Serve on a plate. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you want to use drumsticks (or other larger chicken pieces), I would recommend deep-frying in a pot.
  • See video below for more details