Korean Fried Chicken Sauce
This is the sauce to go with the Korean Fried Chicken recipe. This is a spicy sauce if you're not used to hot foods, so you can adjust the red pepper flakes and sambal if you want to tone it down. Or go crazy and add more if you like a lot of heat!
This is pretty simple to prepare so get ready for a short post!
What You'll Need
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 green onions, minced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce (such as sambal)
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup water, or as needed
- 1 pinch salt, adding more as needed
First off, cut up the onion and garlic.
In a medium bowl add the ketchup, lemon juice, honey, chili-garlic sauce, red pepper flakes, black pepper, green onion and garlic. Whisk together well!
In a sauce pan, add the sauce and raise the heat to medium-high. While it's heating up, add the water and stir. You can add more water if you'd like a thinner consistency.
Bring the sauce to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium-low, then continue cooking until the sauce thickens up. This took about 8 minutes for me, but I'd guess it'd be around 5-10 mins depending on your stovetop. If you want you can get an immersion blender and blend the sauce down even more. Otherwise let it cool down and add the pinch of salt. Toss with the Korean Fried Chicken and it's ready to eat!