Korean Chicken - it's another one of those local favorites that become synonymous with Hawai'i "plate lunch" cuisine. It's my sister's all time favorite and you can bet there's never any leftovers when we make this at home!
It's all about the sauce and we know that everyone has their own way in making it - this is ours. Whether frying up some Korean Chicken for your next beach picnic or for a flavorful meal at home, we assure you that you'll be licking your fingers till the last bite! Enjoy!
2-3 Lbs Chicken Thighs, Deboned, Cut into Thirds
2 Cups Flour
To Fry Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Aloha Brand Soy Sauce
1 Cup Sugar
2 TBSP Fresh Minced Garlic
2 TBSP Akakai Green Onion, Chopped
A Splash Sesame Oil
To Taste Toasted Sesame Seeds (Optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, sugar, garlic, green onion and sesame oil. Whisk well until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
Place a deep frying pan on medium heat and add vegetable oil (enough to deep fry).
Meanwhile, in another bowl/dish, add flour; include more if needed. Take each piece of chicken and dust with flour so that all sides are coated. Place immediately into hot oil.
Allow chicken to deep fry for 8-10 minutes or until skin is golden and chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Once cooked, carefully remove chicken from oil and transfer directly into Korean Sauce mixing bowl.
Turn chicken within sauce so each piece is well coated. Remove from bowl, transfer to a serving dish and enjoy! Best when hot and crispy, immediately after cooking.
Korean Sauce is yummy and flavorful so no prior seasoning is necessary for chicken. Add a few pinches of toasted sesame seeds to your sauce for an extra touch. Enjoy with crispy French Fries, rice or on a bed of JA Farms Mixed Greens!
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