I once made a Korean style spicy chicken wings and really loved it. However, I never make it again because I don't buy chicken wings (the fattest part of a chicken so I want to eat less of it), but my husband loved chicken wings so sometimes he would buy a bucket of buffalo wings to eat.
The other day, we ordered a spicy fried chicken dish in a Korean restaurant and I thought it would be wings and drumettes and was pleasantly surprised that it was actually chicken thigh. I wonder why I never thought of using the skinless and boneless thigh to make this before! It gave me such a great idea that I wanted to make this dish again. Now I can enjoy this dish more often but wondering would it be as good without deep-frying the chicken first?
Adapted from Korean style spicy chicken wings.
2-3 skinless and boneless chicken thigh meat, cut into pieces
Sweet potato starch/ or cornstarch
Toasted sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. gochujang/ Korean chili paste
1 Tbsp. raw honey
1 Tbsp. mirin
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 1/2 Tbsp. minced ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped scallion
1. In a bowl, add in all the sauce ingredients, mix until combined. Set aside.
2. Heat up your wok with oil. Coat the chicken thigh with sweet potato starch. Deep-fry until golden brown or cooked. Drain on paper towel. Set aside.
3. Pour away the oil. In the same wok, add in the sauce, stir to warm. Add in the fried chicken thigh and mix and coat each piece with the sauce. Dish out and serve on a plate. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds before serving.