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Korean Gochujang Paste: Crunchy & Spicy Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings are always a perfect dinner or appetizer idea for game nights with friends or just with your family. We love spending time together by playing board games, and there is something about chicken wings that complete game nights. A few months ago I was introduced to Gochujang Hot Pepper Paste, and since then I never stop trying it out with several other dishes, and I have not been disappointed yet. So far, so good.

Ingredients Gochujang

  • Gochujang Hot Pepper Paste Marinade
  • BBQ sauce = 2 to 3 Tbsp
  • Garlic = 3
  • Cumin = 1/2 Tbsp 
  • Cardamom = a pinch
  • Fresh Parley = ½ cup not packed down
  • Salt or chicken bouillon = 1/2 tsp 
  • Lemon = juice from one
  • Black pepper = 1/2 tsp
  • Water = ½ cup
  • Honey = 2 to 3 tbsp (depending on how sweet you want the sauce to taste 
  • Salt = ½ Tsp (Taste for salt)

Ingredients – Chicken

  • Chicken = 4 to 6 chicken wings (cut the end parts)
  • Garlic = 3
  • Cumin = 1/2 Tbsp 
  • Cardamom = a pinch
  • Fresh Parley = 1 Tbsp
  • Salt or chicken bouillon = 1/2 tsp 
  • Lemon = 2 to 3 Tbsp
  • Black pepper = 1/2 tsp
  • Egg = 1
  • Corn-Starch or Potato Starch = 4 Tbsp (this could be either less or more depending on how crunchy you want the wings to be)
  • Oil = 1 ½ Cup to 2 Cups
  • Salt = ½ Tsp (Taste for salt)

Chicken Cooking Instruction  

  • Marinade the wings with the spices listed above.
    Marinade the chicken for 2 to 3 hours and store in the fridge. Add the egg and the corn-starch right before frying  
  • Heat oil to 350. Fry for five minutes and check if the color changes to golden then turn them and fry for another 5 minutes or until you achieve the desired color and check whether wings are cooked inside
  • Fry three to four pieces at a time
  • If you are looking for more crunchiness, then fry them again after they cool down for two to three minutes

Gochujang Sauce

  • Add all the rest of the spices together with parsley and mix them well with the gochujang
  • Heat the pan with one tablespoon of oil then add the mixture into the pan and stir for 2 minutes. Then add the honey and taste for salt
  • Time to put the fried chicken wings in and make sure each piece is covered with the sauce

Side Dish

  • Cajun fries or plain fries
  • Bell peppers 
  • Celery 
  • Carrots 

This is a crunchy and flavorful chicken recipe with a great aroma to enjoy. Even though it is crunchy, the wings are not dry. For spicy food lovers, add some hot chili peppers, habanero peppers, or ghost pepper flakes *be careful because the gochujang is already hot and spicy. I love Korean food, and gochujang paste gives me the chance to enjoy various Korean dishes. 

Food For Thought

“Food is not just eating for energy. It’s an experience” (Guy Fieri). You learn about other cultures when you enjoy one of their delicacies.

A good life involves going through the heat sometimes, similar to the way cooking , the kitchen is not the coolest place

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I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.

2 comments on “Korean Gochujang Paste: Crunchy & Spicy Chicken Wings

  1. Homemade.me

    Looks absolutely delicious

    Liked by 1 person

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