Korean Chicken Recipe Hawaiian: How To

Today, we’re going to be looking at Korean chicken recipe Hawaiian style. When Korean chicken is made in Hawaii, it actually refers to a certain kind of fried chicken – and it’s absolutely delicious. Deep-fried chicken is a dish that is loved around the world, but the Hawaiian take on Korean fried chicken is incredible, and something you must try if you haven’t already! Let’s take a closer look at how to make it.

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What Is Korean Chicken (Hawaiian)?

This particular type of fried chicken is specific to Hawaii. It’s deep-fried chicken (which we already know and love), but what makes it special is the sauce that it’s dipped in. Shoyu sauce with sesame seeds is the perfect sweet and crunchy combination. What’s even better about this dish is that it’s super easy to make.

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Ingredients In Korean Chicken

Depending on which recipe you’re following, it may contain a varying number of ingredients. But the recipe we’re looking at today contains the following:

  • boneless chicken thighs
  • all-purpose flour
  • sesame seeds
  • shoyu (preferably aloha shoyu)
  • apple cider vinegar
  • brown sugar
  • sweetener/sugar
  • hot sauce
  • honey
  • green onions
  • sesame seed oil
  • vegetable oil

1) Korean Fried Chicken Honolulu Recipe

Today, we’re going to be looking at a Korean chicken recipe, which is inspired by a recipe from Aloha with Love. This is one of the most authentic recipes and tastes so good. Let’s see how to make this Hawaiian and Korean classic.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2lbs of boneless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds (roasted)
  • 2/3 cup of shoyu (Aloha shoyu if possible)
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sweetener or sugar of your choice
  • 3 teaspoons of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/3 cup of green onions
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil
  • vegetable oil

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

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Step 1: Prepare the chicken

Gather all of your ingredients. Grab the chicken thighs and cut each thigh into bite-sized chunks. You can remove the skin and any fatty parts of the chicken at this point if you’d prefer. Cover the chicken pieces completely in flour. Ensure it is entirely covered. Then cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour – longer is better. It’s important to leave it this long so that the flour bonds with the chicken. It should now be pale pink in color.

Step 2: Make the sauce

Grab a bowl and add the following ingredients: roasted sesame seeds, vinegar, brown sugar, sugar/sweetener/hot sauce, honey, green onions, sesame seed oil, and shoyu. Mix well to create a sauce. Using a large bowl is ideal for this part of the recipe.

Step 3: Fry the chicken

Using a fryer, or deep pan (with at least half an inch of oil), heat the oil and leave the temperature on high. Once you start cooking, you can reduce it slightly. Now place the chicken pieces into the fryer one at a time (this achieves best results). After a minute, flip the chicken over and add more chicken pieces. Each side should be cooked for around 5 minutes. Just before you remove the chicken, you can blast the heat to high to get the chicken extra crispy.

Step 4: Dip in sauce

Once chicken is cooked, remove and dip into your prepared sauce. To avoid mess, you can place the chicken onto paper towels once dipped. It’s best to dip each piece of chicken in individually to get maximum flavor from the sauce.

Step 5: Serve

Your chicken is now ready to serve! Enjoy on its own or with a side dish of your choice.

What is Korean chicken made of

2) Hawaiian Korean Chicken Sauce Recipe

You may want to make your own fried chicken, and pair it with the delicious sauce. If that’s the case, I thought I’d do a separate recipe on how to make a slightly different Hawaiian Korean chicken sauce. Let’s take a look at this recipe inspired by Hawaiian Electric.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1/8 cup of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup of shoyu (aloha shoyu if possible)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 2 finely minced chili peppers
  • 1/8 cup of sugar

Recipe

There really is no real recipe! You add all of the ingredients together into a bowl and combine well. If you want to make the sauce ahead of time, be sure to keep it in the refrigerator covered, in an airtight container until ready to use. Enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with a Korean chicken recipe Hawaiian style. If you’ve never tried it before, it’s definitely worth having a go – particularly as it’s super easy to make; even if you just try the sauce with meat of your choice. It’s the ideal dish with BBQ season fast approaching.

Do you know of any other Hawaiian Korean chicken recipes? Or tips and tricks to make the best-fried chicken? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

Korean Chicken Recipe Hawaiian

Korean Chicken Recipe Hawaiian: How To

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Today, we're going to be looking at Korean chicken recipe Hawaiian style. When Korean chicken is made in Hawaii, it actually refers to a certain kind of fried chicken - and it's absolutely delicious. Deep-fried chicken is a dish that is loved around the world, but the Hawaiian take on Korean fried chicken is incredible, and something you must try if you haven't already! Let's take a closer look at how to make it.
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 3 1/2 lbs of boneless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds (roasted)
  • 2/3 cup of shoyu (Aloha shoyu if possible)
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sweetener or sugar of your choice
  • 3 teaspoons of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/3 cup of green onions
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil
  • vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the chicken
    Gather all of your ingredients. Grab the chicken thighs and cut each thigh into bite-sized chunks. You can remove the skin and any fatty parts of the chicken at this point if you'd prefer. Cover the chicken pieces completely in flour. Ensure it is entirely covered. Then cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour - longer is better. It's important to leave it this long so that the flour bonds with the chicken. It should now be pale pink in color.
    3 1/2 lbs of boneless chicken thighs, 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Make the sauce
    Grab a bowl and add the following ingredients: roasted sesame seeds, vinegar, brown sugar, sugar/sweetener/hot sauce, honey, green onions, sesame seed oil, and shoyu. Mix well to create a sauce. Using a large bowl is ideal for this part of the recipe.
    2 teaspoons of sesame seeds (roasted), 2/3 cup of shoyu (Aloha shoyu if possible), 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of sweetener or sugar of your choice, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1/3 cup of green onions, 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil, 3 teaspoons of hot sauce
  • Fry the chicken
    Using a fryer, or deep pan (with at least half an inch of oil), heat the oil and leave the temperature on high. Once you start cooking, you can reduce it slightly. Now place the chicken pieces into the fryer one at a time (this achieves best results). After a minute, flip the chicken over and add more chicken pieces. Each side should be cooked for around 5 minutes. Just before you remove the chicken, you can blast the heat to high to get the chicken extra crispy.
    vegetable oil
  • Dip in sauce
    Once chicken is cooked, remove and dip into your prepared sauce. To avoid mess, you can place the chicken onto paper towels once dipped. It's best to dip each piece of chicken in individually to get maximum flavor from the sauce.
  • Serve
    Your chicken is now ready to serve! Enjoy on its own or with a side dish of your choice.
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FAQs

What is Korean Chicken Made of?

Korean chicken is different in a number of ways. Usually Korean fried chicken is made with boneless chicken. It's also not very spicy, typically. What's also different from the usual fried chicken we know and love is that it's usually a much lighter batter and much crispier than usual. This is because not much batter is used and the chicken is covered in the flour for a while, so the two become bonded. It makes for a very thin layer of crispiness.

What is Hawaiian Chicken Made of?

Hawaiian chicken is very different from Korean chicken. For starters, Hawaiian chicken is not fried! It's sweet and sticky, and bursting with flavors of pineapple and peppers. It's almost like a sweet and sour type sauce paired with the chicken, if that's a dish you're familiar with. It is often served with rice. It's tangy, sweet and incredibly tasty.