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Korean Fried Chicken

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 10

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    4 cups (1 L) buttermilk

    1 cup (250 mL) hot sauce, such as Tabasco

    10 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

    10 chicken drumsticks

    2 qts (2 L) vegetable oil, for frying

    3 cups (750 mL) Central Asian fried split red lentils*, in a hotel pan

    6 eggs, whisked

    3 cups (750 mL) lentil flour (or all-purpose flour)


Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce. Add chicken. Cover bowl and refrigerate chicken for 4 hours.
  2. Bring oil to 350°F (180°C) in a skillet.
  3. Place lentils, egg, and flour in three separate hotel pans.
  4. Remove chicken from buttermilk and shake loose excess liquid. First place chicken into the flour pan, then egg, and finally into the lentils being sure to coat thoroughly, tapping off any excess.
  5. Fry each coated piece for 14 minutes, turning every 2 minutes, until chicken reaches 165°F (75°C) internally.
  6. Serve this Asian-inspired chicken with sides such as kewpie mayo, kimchi, or cabbage slaw.

*To make Central Asian spice seasoning:
2 parts ground cumin seed
1 part cracked Szechuan peppercorns
2 parts chili flakes, Szechuan if possible
2 parts black peppercorns
1 part sea salt
1 part ginger powder
1 part garlic powder
1 part chili powder, preferably Asian
• Lightly toast cumin seed and Szechuan peppercorns over medium heat until fragrant. Stir together with the rest of the ingredients and store in a sealed container.

*To make the seasoned fried split lentils:
1 part central Asian inspired seasoning
3 parts Fried Split Red Lentils (place cooked lentils into a deep fryer for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring with a whisk in a china cap, then dump out onto a paper-towel lined sheet pan)
1 part chives
1 part toasted black sesame seed
½ part dried Asian chilis, soaked, thinly sliced
¼ part orange zest
• Mix warm fried lentils with the remainder of the ingredients


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 drumstick & 1 thigh
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 530
  • Total Fat 28 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol 170 mg
  • Carbohydrates 22 g
  • Dietary Fibre 7 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Protein 47 g
  • Sodium 1110 mg
  • Potassium 940 mg
  • Folate 127 mcg