• prep: 1 hr 5 min
  • cook: 1 hr 5 min
  • total: 2 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    These juicy, boneless chicken thighs are dipped in a light batter to form an extra-crispy crust, then lacquered with a gingery hot pepper paste for a version of classic Korean fried chicken that totally rules the roost. Serve it as a snack on its own, or pair with rice and steamed or roasted vegetables to make it a meal.

    Ingredients

    • Vegetable or canola oil (for frying; about 2 quarts)
    • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
    • 2 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
    • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup vodka
    • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, quartered
    • A deep-fry thermometer

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 544 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 21.6%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 15.83%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 213 mg 71.06%
    • Sodium: 3000 mg 125.01%
    • Calcium: 45 mg 4.5%
    • Potassium: 574 mg 16.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.68%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 31 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.25%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 47 g
    • Alcohol: 9 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 1.09%
    • Vitamin C 120.21%
    • Vitamin D 0.57%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol1
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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