Dakgangjeong - Sweet & Spicy Crispy KOrean Chicken

READY IN: 30mins




  • Place chicken pieces in a re-sealable plastic bag and pour buttermilk; stir to mix and refrigerate for 3 hours. Drain well and transfer chicken into a bowl. Add garlic, ginger, black pepper, and salt; marinate for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, pour about 1-inch oil and heat it up until it reaches 350ºF. Meantime, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine Shoaxing wine, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, gochujang, honey, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and freshly ground black pepper; bring to a boil then reduce to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Meanwhile, transfer chicken onto a plate and sprinkle corn starch over chicken pieces coating well. Working in batches, drop chicken pieces one at a time and cook for 4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Using a spider strainer, remove chicken pieces and place on a wire rack (otherwise soggy) sitting on a baking sheet lined with paper towel.
  • Place fried chicken in sauce and quickly toss to coat well. DON’T let them sit too long otherwise they will get soggy and not crispy anymore. Serve them over a bed of rice and garnish with peanuts and green onions.