Today’s recipe is Korean styled mini fried chicken with a sweet and mildly spicy sauce. The reason I use the name “mini” for this recipe is because I will use bite sized pieces of chicken breast for it. It is nice to eat since the pieces of fried chicken are small without the bone and skin. Try this delicious dish for a party or football game someday. 😀
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- JakEun (작은) = Small
- Keun (큰) = Big
- 1 Chicken Breast
- ½ Tbsp Cooking Wine
- 3 Pinches Salt
- 2 Pinches Black Pepper
- Some Oil for frying
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch (Coating)
- 1 Egg White
- 4 Tbsp Cornstarch
- ½ Tbsp Water
- 2 Tbsp Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp Honey or Corn Syrup
- 1 Tbsp Cooking Wine
- 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Onion
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
- 1 tsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Paste
- ½ Tbsp Olive Oil
- ½ Tbsp Minced Garlic
- ½ tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 Pinch Black Pepper
Cut 1 piece of chicken breast into half-inch cubes.
Mix 3 pinches of salt, 2 pinches of black pepper, and ½ Tbsp of cooking wine with the chicken. Set it aside for about 10 minutes.
Add 1 Tbsp of cornstarch to cover the chicken. That will help the batter stick better to the chicken.
To make the batter, combine 4 Tbsp of cornstarch, 1 egg white, and ½ Tbsp of water.
Put the chicken into the batter and mix.
To make the sauce, mix 2 Tbsp of ketchup, 2 Tbsp of honey or corn syrup, 1 Tbsp of sugar, 1 Tbsp of finely chopped onion, 1 Tbsp of cooking wine, ½ Tbsp of minced garlic, ½ Tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of red pepper paste, 1 tsp of mayonnaise, 1 tsp of sesame seeds, ½ tsp sesame oil, and 1 pinch black pepper.
Fry the chicken twice to make it extra crispy.
When the chicken pieces are light brown, remove them from the oil.
Fry them once more.
Fry until they become golden brown like this.
It is delicious without sauce too. hehe 😀
Cook the sauce on medium heat. Once the sauce starts to boil, cook 1 more minute on medium heat.
Add the fried chicken into the sauce, and mix it well.
Add 1 tsp of sesame seeds. If you do not want sesame seeds, you can use chopped peanuts instead.
Wow, it looks very delicious. Enjoy. 😉