Korean Fried Chicken or KFC is a Korean Style fried chicken prepared by coating seasoned chicken nibbles in potato starch before deep frying giving it a very crunchy texture then smothering it in a Korean style sweet chili sauce.
Selecting fresh ingredients is essential when preparing Korean Fried Chicken. Fresh chicken, vegetables, and spices offer robust flavor, enhance the dish’s taste, and maintain the desired crispy, succulent texture. Fresh ingredients are also safer, reducing the risk of harmful bacteria. Moreover, they contribute to authenticity, visual appeal, and consistent results, ensuring even cooking and flavor uniformity.
Additionally, fresh ingredients are nutritionally superior and infuse natural aromas into the dish, enhancing the overall culinary experience. Hence, many customers order fresh chicken delivered straight to their right homes.
Here are the ingredients for this KFC recipe:
- 1 kg chicken wings
- 1 1/2 cup potato starch
- oil, for deep frying
- roasted sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp rice wine
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Sweet Spicy Sauce
KFC recipes typically incorporate specific techniques and ingredient combinations crucial for replicating the authentic taste and texture. Following instructions ensures food safety by guiding you on cooking times and temperatures, particularly important with chicken. Also, adhering to instructions provides a baseline to experiment and customize flavors while retaining a reference point.
- In a large bowl combine all marinade ingredients, add the chicken wings then evenly distribute the marinade using your hands.
- In a large container that you can cover, add the potato starch then place chicken wings one at a time then cover the container. Shake until chicken has been coated evenly with the potato starch.
- Prepare a deep fryer, set to 180C then deep fry chicken pieces for 5 minutes. Remove chicken from deep fryer then place it in a paper towel lined plate in one layer so it cools of faster (better if you cool it down in front of a fan)
- Bring back the oil temperature to 180C then deep fry chicken pieces again for 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked, remove from the deep fryer, place in a large bowl then set it aside in a warm dry location.
- In a sauce pan, add oil then sauté garlic until fragrant. Add all the remaining Sweet spicy sauce ingredients then mix it well. Let it cook in low heat and once it starts to slowly boil remove pan from the heat.
- Pour sauce into the fried chicken, toss chicken to distribute sauce evenly then place in serving platter. Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on top then serve.