This is a perfect dish for chicken wing lovers! The crunchy sweet chicken wings (sometimes, drumette and wingettes separately) with garlic, honey, and butter flavours make it so irresistible. With such appetising looks and excellent taste, once you start a bite, nothing gets wasted!
What is Honey Butter Chicken Wings?
Korean honey butter chicken is a crunchy double-fried chicken in honey glaze sauce. It is famous for its super crunchiness that has made it way around the globe.
History of Honey Butter Chicken Wings
From its very inception, the Korean fried chicken was famous for its spices and flavour. Some historians argue that deep-fried chicken was brought into America by the U.S. military after the Korean War. Fried chicken in Korean style was delivered to virtually every household in modern apartment complexes in the 1980s, and was dipped in a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce.
The economic crash in Asia in 1997 led to a craze, with many discharged employees opening up fried chicken restaurants for a living. Korean fried chicken as it is often called in the U.S, started to change to having a thin corn-starch coating with soy garlic or sweet and spicy sauce.
The increased presence of fried chicken in Korea was acknowledged by Karen Park and Young-Jun Park, a Korean American immigrant family residing in Washington, D.C. The Parks thought that the American palate was starting to accept Korean dishes as the Hallyu, or Korean Wave of K-pop and K-dramas were spreading worldwide.
In 2013, KoChix was launched, a famous restaurant now in Washington, DC’s Shaw neighbourhood. The crispy texture and the sweet aroma of fried chicken was known by its clients as the “Candy chicken,” deliciously sweetened to cater to American consumers.
Even with spicy sauce, fried chicken from KoChix needed to double its attempt to imitate the crispiness of Korea fried chicken. Finally, they brush on honey and serve with any one of the three unique Korean-style sauces: soy garlic, honey spicy, and hot honey spicy sauce.
These sauces are similar to the Korean fried chicken sauces in the ’80s and ’90s and brings back memories of growing up in South Korea for Koreans while expanding the taste buds of Americans.
How to make Honey Butter Chicken Wings
It is simple to make, so why don’t you try to cook it at home? Share it with your family and friends. Here are the instructions on how to make Korean-style honey butter chicken wings. For the first step, put the chicken, salt, pepper, baking powder, corn-starch, flour and egg in a bowl. Mix well and set them aside.
Then, in a pot or skillet, heat the oil for 5 minutes or until it sizzles when you dip the chicken. Put all the chicken in a pot or skillet and fry it for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and crunchy. Remove the chicken and put it back after 1-2 minutes and fry it again for 5-7 minutes. Remove and set aside.
For the sauce, firstly, heat the pan and add butter and garlic. Fry it until garlic becomes a little brown and fragrant. Next, add soy sauce and sugar. Stir it for approximately one minute or until the sugar has melted then add honey and stir it for few seconds then add the fried chicken. Then, serve it and enjoy!
Where to find Honey Butter Chicken Wings in Malaysia
Not many Korean restaurants in Malaysia serve original honey butter chicken wing. So if you don’t know your destination, K FRY (Kuala Lumpur) is ready to serve you with the fresh and original honey butter chicken wing. You can also order at Table9 (Kuala Lumpur) or Jinjja Chicken (The Gardens Mall) to try different versions of honey butter chicken wings.
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