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Crispy Korean Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken wings are an explosion of sweetness, spiciness, and umami that will tantalize your taste buds. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you make delicious crispy Korean chicken wings right from your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed and separated into drumettes and flats
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 cup gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cornstarch, flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Dredge the chicken wings in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  4. Place the chicken wings on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
  5. Bake the chicken wings for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. While the chicken wings are baking, make the sauce. In a small saucepan, whisk together the gochujang, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, sesame oil, grated ginger, and minced garlic.
  7. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until thickened and glossy.
  9. Remove the chicken wings from the oven and transfer them to a large bowl.
  10. Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and toss to coat evenly.
  11. Garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

Tips for Success:

  • For extra crispy wings, place the baking sheet with the wings in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking. This will help the skin to dry out and become crispier.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet. If necessary, use two baking sheets to ensure that the wings have enough room to cook evenly.
  • If you don’t have gochujang, you can substitute with sriracha or another spicy chili paste.
  • If you prefer sweeter wings, increase the amount of honey or brown sugar in the sauce.

These crispy Korean chicken wings are a delicious and unique twist on traditional chicken wings. With a crispy exterior and a sweet and spicy glaze, they’re sure to be a hit at your next party or game day gathering. The recipe is easy to follow and can be adjusted to suit your personal tastes. Give it a try and impress your friends and family with this flavorful and unforgettable dish!

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