korean fried chicken

Korean fried chicken bao

Korean fried chicken bao buns with sticky and spicy chicken.

Spicy, fresh, sweet and delicious to enjoy some Korean food at home.

If you want to make bao buns at home, check this recipe.

Hope you like it!

Korean fried chicken bao

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: MainCuisine: KoreanDifficulty: Medium


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Cooking time




  • 350 g chicken thighs

  • 8 bao buns – recipe here

  • Marinade
  • 200 ml milk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder

  • Salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Coating
  • ⅔ cup of plain flour

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Korean sticky sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoon gochujang paste

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple vinegar

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger


  • Chop the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Place the chicken in a container or bowl. Add the marinade ingredients, cover and place in the fridge to marinade for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Sauce:
  • Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir together.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute until thickened. Set aside.
  • Fried chicken:
  • Mix together the coating ingredients in a bowl or shallow plate.
  • Heat 2-3 cups of oil in a saucepan.
  • Lift the chicken from the buttermilk to allow the excess to drip off.
  • Dredge the chicken in the coating mixture and when the oil is hot enough, add in 4-5 pieces at a time.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy. Transfer to a platter and fry the rest of the chicken.
  • Heat the sauce until warm and pour over the crispy chicken. Carefully toss together.
  • Assembly: Open the bao bun and stuff with the Korean chicken. Add: sliced red onion, sliced green onions, cucumber, fresh coriander, sesame seeds and a slice of peach.

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