Korean Honey Garlic Chicken

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Honey Garlic Chicken – Koreans have honey, butter and garlic- flavoured chips, breads, pastries, sweets, nuts, rice cakes, anchovies,  lobsters, scallops, shrimps and or course in their staple guilty pleasure, their fried chicken. We might have missed out other delicious stuff which they drench  in this sweet and tangy sauce  but we will be very happy to give it a try.

This golden brown,  twice fried, drenched in butter chicken is not the healthiest thing  I put in my mouth, but my, it certainly is one of the yummiest! Sinfully delicious and irresistibly addicting.

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • chicken drumstick, about 800 marinated in : 
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1  cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup raw peanuts oil for deep frying

Sauce: 

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 5 cloves  of garlic
  • 4 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Marinate chicken  in  minced garlic,salt and pepper , rice wine for 15-20 minutes. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and the egg. Coat chicken well. 
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan/deep fryer. Deep fry for about 12 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, fry the peanuts  around 1-2 minutes.  Take chicken and peanuts out of the hot oil , drain and set aside.
  4. Turn the heat to high, fry the chicken again until golden brown or until  the the skin crisps. Took me 12-15 more minutes. If you are using smaller pieces of chicken, adjust cooking time.
  5. In a separate pan/wok, heat all the sauce ingredients and cook until bubbly/ foamy.
  6. Put twice fried, crispy chicken along with the peanuts and toss until each chicken piece is well coated in Honey-Butter-Garlic sauce. Serve with  Pickled daikon and enjoy with lots of beer, like Koreans do.
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Honey Garlic Chicken by hakka.moi
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Looking for other Lutong Pinoy Recipes to try on? Feel free to check out our pork recipes, chicken recipes and desserts.


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