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Fried Chicken with Asian Barbecue Sauce

I have a weakness for food that gets all over my face and all over my hands. The saucier, the better. So when I decided to make an Asian barbecue sauce for my fried chicken, I had to hold myself back from slowly slaughtering this saucy concoction all over my body.

Fried Chicken Asian BBQ Sauce

Fried Chicken Asian BBQ Sauce

Simple Fried Chicken Recipe (serves 5)

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken cut into small pieces
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying 

Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken with salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Then lightly dredge each piece of chicken into the corn starch. Dust off excess flour.
  2. Fill a medium size pot with 3 inches of vegetable oil. Heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Fry the chicken in two batches for about 6-8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. For extra crispiness (highly recommended), fry again for about 2-3 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Asian Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup premium oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 2 scallions (thinly slice)

Instructions

  1. Combine ketchup, oyster sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar and chili flakes into a small sauce pan and heat on medium high. When it comes to a simmer, turn heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. When you're ready to serve, toss the fried chicken with the desired amount of sauce in a bowl. Keep tossing until the chicken is evenly coated.
  3. Garnish with sliced scallions.