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.
Simple Fried Chicken Recipe (serves 5)
- 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
- 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.
- Fill a medium size pot with 3 inches of vegetable oil. Heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 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.
Asian Barbecue Sauce Recipe
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Garnish with sliced scallions.