Korean Chilli Garlic Chicken
Korean Chilli Garlic Chicken is crispy and spicy chicken. Crispy batter fried chicken is coated with a flavorful marinade of soya sauce,garlic, leek,chilli oil and dry red chilli. This recipe is adapted from Korean chicken of Maangchi. If you like spicy flavorful fried chicken, this recipe is worth a try.Its yummy.
Chicken pieces- 1 lb
Leeks chopped-a hand full
( I used 2 leek stems )
Garlic - 5-6 cloves
Ginger sliced- 1 tsp
Crushed dry red chilly- 1 tsp
(or according to spice tolerance)
Potato starch or corn starch- 3-4 tbs
Soya sauce- 3 tbs
White vinegar- 1 tsp
Chilly oil- 2 tbs
Rice syrup or corn syrup- 1 tsp
Chilly sauce- 1 tsp (optional)
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut chicken into small bite size pieces. Marinate with salt, pepper, a few drops of soya sauce and corn starch. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat 1 1/2 cup of oil in a pan. Drop coated chicken pieces and fry in batches. Do not over crowd the pan. Fry till crispy and golden brown. Drain into paper towels and set aside.
Slice garlic and thinly slice ginger. In the same way chop the leeks into thin strips and set aside.
In a bowl mix chilli oil, soya sauce, rice syrup,sugar, chilly sauce and set aside.
Heat one tsp of oil in a pan and add the garlic, ginger and crushed chilly pepper. Saute for a minute and add the chopped leek. Fry this crisp. Add the fried chicken and drizzle the sauce mix on top. Mix well and coat the chicken with the sauce.Stir fry in high for another minute and switch off the flame.
Hope you will all enjoy!