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Quick & Easy Sweet Sticky Korean Chicken

Christie Lai
Sweet Sticky Korean Chicken. Crispy fried chicken smothered in a thick glossy sweet and savory sauce. A quick and easy Korean dish, ready in 25 minutes!
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 3
Calories per serving 914 kcal


  • 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup cornstarch or potato starch
  • cup green onion finely chopped (garnish)
  • 1 small onion diced
  • cup vegetable oil or any neutral oil



  • Dice chicken thighs into 1.5-inch wide pieces. Transfer chicken pieces to a large bowl and add cornstarch. Mix a few times with tongs to coat the chicken evenly.
  • In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients as listed. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pan on medium high heat, add vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the coated chicken. Spread it out evenly. Fry until both sides are golden and crispy, about 5-6 minutes per side. Avoid stir frying the chicken so it can develop a crust.
  • Remove cooked chicken and transfer to a wire rack or a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  • Increase to medium-high heat, add chopped onions and cook until softened. About 1 minute.
  • Add sauce and simmer to reduce until thickened.
  • Toss in fried chicken. Garnish with green onions, optional. Remove off heat and serve to enjoy!
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Calories: 914kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 34g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1698mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3mg