how to make Korean honey fried chicken

how to make Korean honey fried chicken

Korean honey fried chicken is a crispy and juicy fried chicken that is coated with a sweet and savory honey sauce that will leave your taste buds wanting more. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of making Korean honey fried chicken at home.


  • 2 lbs of chicken wings
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • Oil for frying

For the honey sauce:

  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp of minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp of water


  1. Rinse the chicken wings and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut the chicken wings into two parts, drumettes and flats.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, all-purpose flour, and cornstarch. Mix well.
  3. Add the cold water to the flour mixture, and whisk until the batter is smooth.
  4. Dip each chicken wing into the batter, making sure it is fully coated.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or pot to 350°F (180°C). Once the oil is hot, carefully add the chicken wings to the pan.
  6. Fry the chicken wings for 8-10 minutes, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove the chicken wings from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them onto a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil.
  8. In a saucepan, mix the soy sauce, honey, ketchup, rice vinegar, minced garlic, minced ginger, sesame oil, cornstarch, and water. Heat the sauce on low-medium heat and stir until it thickens.
  9. Add the fried chicken wings into the saucepan and toss them until they are fully coated with the sauce.
  10. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

Your delicious Korean honey fried chicken is ready to be served! You can enjoy it as a snack, or serve it as a main dish with steamed rice and vegetables.

Tips for making Korean honey fried chicken:

  • Make sure the oil is heated to the correct temperature before adding the chicken. If the oil is not hot enough, the chicken will absorb too much oil and become greasy.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan or pot with chicken wings. This will lower the temperature of the oil and result in unevenly cooked chicken.
  • Use cornstarch in the batter instead of just flour. This will make the chicken wings extra crispy.
  • Make sure to toss the chicken wings in the sauce while it is still hot so that the sauce will stick to the chicken better.
  • Adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the sauce to your liking.

Korean honey fried chicken is a delicious and addictive dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Making it at home may seem daunting, but it is actually quite simple with the right ingredients and steps. With this recipe, you can now make your own crispy and juicy Korean honey fried chicken that will impress your friends and family.

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