Korean Fried Chicken in Spicy Sauce (韩国辣鸡翅)aka Momo chicken

I first tried this spicy fried chicken in South Korea, where my parents-in-law ordered fried chicken for home delivery.  Love at first bite!  Crispy fried chicken covered with sweet, sticky and super spicy chilli sauce.  Addictive!  I have been making this spicy fried chicken with many variations, such as toppings like freshly chopped spring onion, roasted peanuts, or sesame seeds.

Korean Fried Chicken in Spicy Sauce

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 1hr
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1 lb of chicken wings (or chicken meat of your choice)
Marinate ingredients for chicken
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
Coating ingredients
  • 1 cup plain flour + 1/2 cup rice flour + 1/2 cup cornstarch (this combination of different flours create the crunchy chicken)
  • little salt and pepper
Sauce Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Korean red pepper paste (gochujjang) adjust accordingly
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp Korean corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • dash of cooking oil


(1)  Marinate chicken wings with marinating ingredients, and set aside for 1 hour or more.
(2)  Combine the coating ingredients and mix well.  Add to the marinated chicken wings.  Combine well with hands.  The texture of the batter should be thick and sticky.
(3)  Heat frying oil in a deep frying pot.  In a hot oil, slowly add coated chicken wings and deep fry till crispy.   
(4)  Repeat for the whole batch of chicken wings.  Remove and drain the fried chicken wings.
(5)  Reheat the frying oil, and fry the chicken wings for the SECOND TIME.  DOUBLE FRY is a must! 
(6)  Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan.  Heat the sauce under medium heat.  Stir well.
(7)  Coat each fried chicken wings in the spicy sauce, and set aside on a serving plate.
(8)  Garnish with your favorite topping, for instance toasted sesame seeds.

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