Korean Fried Chicken Sauce

Korean Fried Chicken Sauce

Chef John

"This is my take on the classic Korean fried chicken sauce. I like to add lots of green onion and garlic, and not cook this quite as long. The result is a sauce with those ingredients a little more in the flavor profile's forefront. Try to find Korean chili flakes and/or paste if you can. I've used them before and the flavor is great (and obviously more authentic), but if you can't, any hot chili flakes or paste will work."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 50 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 50 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Whisk ketchup, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, honey, chile-garlic sauce, red pepper flakes, and black pepper together in a saucepan over medium-high heat; add enough water to reach desired sauce consistency. Bring sauce to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until thick and flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature and season with salt.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Everything in this recipe is to taste, so adjust until you think it's balanced between sweet, sour, and spicy.
  • Serve with Korean Fried Chicken.

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Most helpful positive review

OMG tasty!! The Korean Fried Chicken Sauce is made to go with Chef John's Korean Fried Chicken - also listed on this site. This sauce is VERY hot and we love spicy, however, 1 tsp. of red pepper...

Most helpful critical review

In the end, it tasted too much like ketchup. However it is spicy and we ate it, but will not be making it again.

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OMG tasty!! The Korean Fried Chicken Sauce is made to go with Chef John's Korean Fried Chicken - also listed on this site. This sauce is VERY hot and we love spicy, however, 1 tsp. of red pepper...

Made as is but with chili powder and more red pepper flakes. Great with Panko crusted baked chicken.

Amazing sauce companion for Chef John's KFC! Had no honey, so substituted maple syrup--yes, I'm Canadian :P--and tweaked the flavor with a teaspoon of kurozu (black rice vinegar) and a teaspoon ...

Outstanding! Made it just as written, and we loved it! I will make this again and again, using it for other dishes as well.

In the end, it tasted too much like ketchup. However it is spicy and we ate it, but will not be making it again.

This is some AMAZING Sauce - Pairs well with Fish and Seafood as well!

very good with the Korean fried chicken. i thought it was going to be too spicy for the sensitive people at the table, but it was well received by all.

It wasn't what I expected. On a positive note my daughter liked the chicken but not that sauce.

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