Experience the irresistible blend of flavors with our Korean Fried Chicken Burgers recipe. Enjoy the ultimate in crispy, double-fried chicken that delivers unparalleled crunch in every bite. Take it up a notch with a quick, spicy kimchi slaw and add a refreshing twist to this street food favorite. And of course, don’t forget generous drizzles of our sticky, tantalizing chili sauce that will leave your taste buds wanting more. This delicious combination perfectly captures the essence of the latest Korean culinary sensation – a must for every foodie.
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets
- large piece of ginger, finely grated
- 100g cornstarch
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 6 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Korean chili paste (gochujang) – see tip
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
- small piece of ginger, grated
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- ½ white cabbage, finely chopped
- 1 mooli, cut into thin strips
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- small piece of ginger, grated
- 1 tsp golden powdered sugar
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- Pinch of hot chili powder
- 1 Little Gem lettuce, divided into leaves
- 4 brioche or sesame burger buns, split and lightly toasted
Buy chili paste
Korean chili paste (gochujang) is a spicy, dark red paste with a rich, slightly sweet flavor. It is perfect for marinating chicken and pork and can be added to vegetables, raw salads and soups. You can buy it at souschef.co.uk or specialized Asian supermarkets.
Prepare the coleslaw by mixing all the ingredients together. Taste and add more chili powder if desired. Chill in the refrigerator.
For the sauce, put all the ingredients in a pot and simmer gently until a syrup forms. Remove from heat and set aside.
Trim excess fat from the chicken thighs and then season with salt, pepper and grated ginger. Toss the chicken with the cornstarch until completely coated.
Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Fry the chicken thighs for 4-5 minutes on each side until crispy. Remove from the oil and place on kitchen paper and allow to cool slightly for 2 minutes. Then fry it again in hot oil until it is super crispy and you can hear it crackling. Place on kitchen paper to drain.
Reheat the sauce. Assemble your burgers by placing some lettuce and kimchi slaw on the bottom of a bun, placing the crispy chicken on top, and drizzling the sticky sauce over the top.
Equipment and tools:
- Large frying pan
- Tongs or slotted spoon
This recipe contains the following allergens:
- Wheat (in buns)
- Egg (in mayonnaise)
Storage and leftovers:
If there are any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The chicken loses some of its crispiness, but is still tasty. To reheat, place the chicken in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
The Health Benefits of Korean Fried Chicken Burgers
Korean fried chicken burgers are a delicious and filling dish that combines the taste of crispy chicken, spicy Korean chili paste and a variety of aromatic ingredients. Not only are these burgers incredibly tasty, but they also offer several health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the nutritious ingredients that make up this delicious dish.
Skinless and boneless chicken thigh fillets
Chicken thigh fillets are a great source of lean protein. They provide essential amino acids that are necessary for building and repairing tissue in our body. In addition, they contain important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, which supports brain health, and selenium, which acts as an antioxidant.
Ginger is known for its numerous health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve sore muscles and joint pain. Ginger is also believed to aid digestion, relieve nausea and strengthen the immune system.
Korean chili paste (gochujang)
Korean chili paste or gochujang is not only flavorful but also offers health benefits. It contains capsaicin, which has been proven to boost metabolism and help with weight control. Additionally, capsaicin may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may promote heart health.
Cabbage and mooli
Both cabbage and mooli or daikon radish are low in calories and high in fiber. They provide important nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Using this vegetable in your Korean fried chicken burgers will add crunch, freshness and a host of health benefits to your meal.
Not only is garlic a delicious addition to recipes, it is also very nutritious. It contains compounds proven to help regulate blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and support the immune system. Garlic also has antimicrobial properties that can help fight infections.
Sesame oil and seeds
Sesame oil is an aromatic and healthy oil that is rich in antioxidants and healthy fats. It can help reduce inflammation in the body and support heart health. Sesame seeds, often found in burger buns, are nutrient-dense and provide important minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium.
Little Gem salad
Little Gem salad adds a refreshing and crunchy touch to Korean fried chicken burgers. Salad is low in calories and high in water content, making it a hydrating and high-fiber option for a balanced meal.
As you can see, Korean fried chicken burgers are not only a treat for your taste buds but also offer several health benefits. From lean protein and essential vitamins to anti-inflammatory properties and heart-healthy ingredients, this dish is a filling and nutritious choice. Try it and enjoy the flavors and benefits it has to offer!