Korean Friend Chicken Sandwich With Gochujang Mayo

4 Servings
1 hr 15 min

This Korean fried chicken sandwich is SEXY. Crispy, crunchy fried chicken drenched with a sticky, spicy, and sweet glaze, next to some Asian pickled veggies, and all sandwiched between two fluffy, soft pieces of potato bread. Oh and did I mention the gochujang mayo?! I´m not drooling, you´re drooling! THIS IS EVERYTHING!


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Korean Friend Chicken Sandwich With Gochujang Mayo

Recipe details

  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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Ingredients

Korean Fried Chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts (filleted and cut into halfs, for a total of 8 pieces)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp gochujang
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp gochugaru (or chili powder)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

Sticky, Spicy, Sweet, Glaze

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp gochujang
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Gochujang Mayo

  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp gochujang

Korean Quick Pickled Veg

  • 1 cucumber julienned
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • 1/4 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar (white vinegar also works, just add one teaspoon more of sugar)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Other

  • potato buns for serving

Instructions

For Fried Chicken with Sticky Glaze

Mix the chicken with the buttermilk and gochujang in a glass dish and leave to marinate in the fridge at least 2 hours and up to 24 for maximum tenderness
Once marinated, prepare a bowl for the flour, gochugaru, and salt, mix together.
Next, using one hand for wet ingrendients and the other for dry, dip the chicken into the flour mixture and fully coat the peice with flour. Then, return it to the buttermilk mixture and fully coat it. Finally, coat the piece of chicken again with flour. Once fully coated leave to rest on a drying rack while you finish the rest of the pieces (the longer you let them rest the more the crispy crust with stick to the chicken)
Heat up the oil to 350 degrees farenheit in a large deep pot. If you don't have a thermometer just drop in a small sprinkle of flour and make sure it starts bubbling immediatley.
Once the oil has come to temperature, we can begin frying (in batches to avoid dropping the oil temperature). Drop 4 pieces in to cook 3-4 minutes (the pieces do not need to be fully cooked at this point as they will continue to cook in the second round of frying). Remove and drain on a plate lined with a paper towel. Cook second batch. Drain on fresh paper towels.
Prepare the glaze. Melt butter in a skillet on high heat with gochujang, honey, and salt. Once it is bubbly and stick drizzle over the freshly fried chicken and serve immediatly!

For Gochujang Mayo

Mix gochujang and mayo together in a small bowl, easy as that!

For Korean Quick Pickled Veg

Mix juilenned veggies and other ingredients together well in a bowl and allow to sit a room temperature for about 1 hour.

Assembly

Smear some gochujang mayo on on side of the toasted potato bun, then add a piece of glazed chicken, top with pickled veg, and smush together with the top of the potato bun
shove into your face!

Chloe Helling
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