KOREAN POPCORN CHICKEN

KOREAN POPCORN CHICKEN

Crispy chicken is coated in a delicious sticky sauce that is a little spicy with beautiful gochujang, a little sweet with honey & brown sugar and a little bit savoury with soy sauce and rice vinegar. A delicious and unbelievably quick recipe perfect for a night in.

Everyone needs a few fool proof yummy recipes that can be made in under 30 minutes which are beautifully delicious and which you will never tire off. This is such a recipe. It tastes so much more yummier than any take away and will be on your table a lot faster then the delivery man bringing something to your door. The only hard bit to this is the frying, but it literally is a quick fast fry and you are done.

Everyone in my family loves this, I mean what is there not to love?! Beautifully tender chicken that is gorgeously crispy an the outside and is coated in a sweet, spicy, salty and savoury sauce.

Absolutely delicious with rice and if you want a little veg, why not quickly stir fry some pak choi or broccoli or have a side of kimchi. Whatever you choose to have with these, I guarantee you will be making these delicious chicken bites over and over again!

KOREAN POPCORN CHICKEN

December 29, 2018
: 4
: 10 min
: 18 min

Crispy chicken is coated in a delicious sticky sauce that is a little spicy with beautiful gochujang, a little sweet with honey & brown sugar and a little bit savoury with soy sauce and rice vinegar. A delicious and unbelievably quick recipe perfect for a night in.

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Ingredients
  • Chicken:
  • 450g (1 pound) chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • Oil for frying
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ - 2 tbsp gochujang (adjust according to desired spice levels)
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • Garnish: 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
Directions
  • Step 1 Heat a large pan with enough oil to cover the chicken pieces halfway.
  • Step 2 In a large bowl add the salt, pepper and potato starch to the chicken pieces and mix until all the pieces are coated.
  • Step 3 Fry the chicken pieces in batches, 2 – 3 minutes on each side. Drain on kitchen paper and leave aside.
  • Step 4 Combine all the sauce ingredients except the vegetable oil, garlic and sesame oil. Mix until fully combined.
  • Step 5 Heat the vegetable oil in a wok on medium high heat. Add the garlic. Stir fry for 1 – 2 minutes until the raw smell has gone.
  • Step 6 Pour in the sauce, cook until it has thickened and is glossy, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Step 7 Add the sesame oil and mix thoroughly.
  • Step 8 Straight after add the chicken and stir until each piece is coated in sauce.
  • Step 9 Serve immediately with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.
  • Step 10 Enjoy x



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