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Fried Chicken Two Ways

Taste fried chicken like you’ve never had it before! This delightful combination of herbs and seasonings breathes new life into a well-loved classic. Once your chicken is fried a light golden-brown, you have two options - a mouthwatering sweet and tangy sauce, or a lovely, aromatic herbal option. Pick your option, or better yet, try both. Either way, they’ll be coming back for more!

Turn mealtime into a joyful experience
CUISINES: Korean
LEVEL: MEDIUM
TIME: 3 hr
SERVING: 5 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1.8 kg Whole Chicken
  • 1.5 cup Buttermilk
  • 6 cloves Garlic (4 for Seasoning, 2 for Stir-Fry)
  • cup Ginger, Minced
  • ½ tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 cup Water
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Sesame
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Using a cleaver, cut one whole chicken into pieces, then place pieces into a large bowl.
Step 2
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Step 2
Chop the garlic and dice the ginger, then mix with the chicken.
Step 3
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Season with salt, black pepper, rice wine and buttermilk, and mix well.  Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2~6 hours.
Step 4
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Step 4
Place a generous amount of flour into a shallow bowl. Submerge each piece of chicken, covering thoroughly with flour. Place the floured chicken on a separate plate.
Step 5
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Step 5
Heat oil in a large pot or a deep pan. Once the oil reaches 350°F / 175°C, add the chicken. 
Step 6
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Fry the chicken for about 8 minutes, turning it over to brown both sides.
Step 7
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Remove the chicken with a spider strainer to drain the grease, then place the chicken on a baking sheet.  Bake at 365°F / 180°C for 10 minutes.
Step 8
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For option one, heat some oil in another pot. Add garlic and gochujang, and blend together.
Step 9
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Stir in brown sugar, then add soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, salt, black pepper and honey. Blend ingredients, and cook until the mixture comes to a boil.
Step 10
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Place fried chicken into the sauce, then toss and stir to coat the chicken thoroughly.
Step 11
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Add sesame seeds and serve.
Step 12
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For option two,  place the fried chicken in a large bowl, then. Add fresh thyme and oregano. Season with salt, black pepper and a little lemon juice. 
Step 13
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Toss to stir ingredients together, and serve.