Impress your family and friends with this sticky, Korean style crunchy, sweet and spicy chicken wings. Ideal for special occasions or just a quick mid-week treat.
Having lived in Spain for 7 years now, familiar food is just one of the things that I really miss. I’m not saying that I don’t like Spanish food, but I prefer a variety of flavours. I spent 10 years of my childhood in the Philippines, and 25 years of my adult life in the UK. My taste in food varies and I like to cook something that reminds me of ‘back home’. So since I cannot eat Spanish food on a daily basis, I have been cooking from scratch for my family since we moved here.
Yes, it’s a pain and sometimes I really hate dinner times! See the problem is, my family expect ‘mums homemade food’. From lasagna, pancit canton, lumpia, roast dinners, pizzas, fish and chips, yes, I make them all from scratch.
Yesterday my son wanted pizza for dinner, but we were out of cheese. However, I bought some chicken wings earlier that day, and he suggested Korean Fried Chicken, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. After some consideration, I thought I’d try it, but substituting some of the ingredients that I didn’t have. So instead of using Korean chilli paste, I used sriracha and white wine instead of rice wine.
Chicken wings are so versatile and my kids especially love them. I make them for gatherings, or a quick meal fix for during the week. Growing up in an Asian home, it’s inevitable that we make different types of chicken wings and the sweet and spicy ones are particularly popular in our household.
I wasn’t too sure how this recipe was going to turn out, so I was pleasantly surprised with the result! Similar to Korean Style Fried Chicken but with my own twist. It’s super easy to make and I guarantee that it will be a hit with everyone!
Recipe adapted from My Korean Kitchen.
Korean Style Crunchy, Sweet And Spicy Chicken Wings
Make the sauce