Korean fried chicken recipe- 양념통닭-Yangnyeom Tongdak

Do you know Yangnyeom Tongdak? 

It is a famous Korean fried chicken seasoned with a sweet and spicy sauce. It is often eaten as a fast food or as an appetizer with Soju and pickled radishes.

With a friend we have found a really simple recipe on the internet, and we tried it out 🙂

The ingredients we used ( 3-4 people)
  • 1.5 Kg of chicken chunks
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • flour
  • egg
  • oil
  • garlic
  • ketchup
  • baking soda
  • hot pepper paste
  • rice syrup
  • apple vinegar
  • potato starch powder
  • Sweet rice flour

In pink are the ingredients we especially went to a Korean store to buy. But you may also find those in some basic Chinese stores. Below is a pictures of how those products look like :


In paris there are many Korean stores, we went to the one situated in the Pyramide station called Kmart. Here is the address : 8 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75001 Paris

Below are the instruction we followed :

  1. Flavor the chicken : Add one teaspoon of black pepper and salt

SONY DSC2. Add ½ cup potato starch powder, ¼ cup of flour, ¼ cup sweet rice flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 egg onto the chicken

3.Mix everything


3. Fry the chicken for about 10 minutes over high heat. For a more crispy effect, you may want to fry your chicken twice.


4. Preparing the sauce : put some oil and 4 cloves of minced garlic onto a heated pan. Then Add ⅓ cup tomato ketchup, ⅓ cup rice syrup, ¼ cup hot pepper paste, 1 spoon of apple vinegar and mix everything for about 7 minutes. Keep the heat low to be be sure not to burn the sauce. ( you can prepare the sauce while frying the chicken)

5. Put the  fried chicken into the sauce and gently mix it up.

6. Optional : you can add some roasted sesame seeds for decoration

And here is the result :



Below is the video we followed for the recipe if you want to have a go 🙂

We had so much fun making this recipe. Great moments can be easy as cooking foods with some friends 🙂

Bon appétit !

4 thoughts on “Korean fried chicken recipe- 양념통닭-Yangnyeom Tongdak

  1. Nestitia says:

    Oh I know this kind of Korean chicken wings, I tried it in a korean restaurant and it was sooo good! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it with my boyfriend who loves Korean food too. By the way thank you also for sharing the address of the korean shop cause I was wondering where I could find the ingredients in Paris.


    • In My Little Diary says:

      You are welcome 🙂 Please let me know if you like it. I was surprise how easy it was to make such tasty chicken. The longest part is to fry the chicken. And one advice ( something that i didn’t do…) make sure you protect the surroundings to avoid washing too much afterwards :).


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