Crispy Korean Rooster Wings With Gochujang Sauce


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You could have observed the looks of some recipes currently that use a sure kind of Korean purple pepper flake known as gochugaru. I really like the nice and cozy spice of those little peppers and have loved experimenting with them. I promised some Korean recipes this yr, so these Korean hen wings with gochujang sauce are the newest. 

What Are Korean Rooster Wings?

Korean hen wings are just like Buffalo hen wings in that they’re not a breaded wing. They’re a baked hen wing coated in a scrumptious sauce. Though you definitely may fry them when you needed to.

Not like Buffalo wings although, the sauce isn’t overly spicy. It’s candy, tangy, and just a bit spicy. I make it by simmering gochujang paste, with coconut aminos (or soy sauce), maple syrup and honey, and somewhat sesame oil and garlic powder. So long as I’ve gochujang paste all able to go, it solely takes me a few minutes to throw the sauce collectively.

Even when I don’t have the paste available, it’s a very fast recipe to throw collectively as properly. It’s a easy recipe of white miso, spices, honey, and gochugaru (Korean chili pepper flakes). I exploit the gochujang paste to make a flavored mayo and this hen wing sauce.

Korean hen wings are normally served with pickled greens. I really like radishes, so I’ve acquired a recipe for pickled radishes with gochugaru pepper coming quickly.

Cooking Choices for Wings

I’ve cooked these tasty wings a few alternative ways. First, I attempted baking them within the oven till they have been cooked and crispy. I tossed them with the sauce and returned them to the oven till the sauce was caramelized.

Extra not too long ago, I made a decision to attempt utilizing an air fryer. I’d learn quite a bit about them and determined I needed to present one a attempt. I wasn’t a lot drawn by the well being claims as by the pace and ease of use. My household likes fried meals like parsnip frieshomemade fish sticks, and cheese sticks. I’ve no downside making them often since I exploit wholesome fat to fry in, however it’s a little time-consuming and messy.

I made a decision to attempt air frying to get the identical crispy texture as fried meals. Since we don’t use a microwave and I don’t at all times love turning on the oven in scorching summer season months, I figured it is perhaps attention-grabbing to attempt one thing new and resolve a couple of points without delay. 

This is the air fryer I ended up selecting. I like that it’s a bigger measurement for my larger-sized household and I actually respect that it’s all chrome steel. It’s pretty quiet, gentle sufficient to maneuver simply, and has a pleasant window within the entrance so I can see the meals cooking. 

And sudden bonus perk: it’s simple sufficient for my older children to make use of, in order that they’re at all times experimenting and heating up leftovers for me!


Korean Rooster Wings With Gochujang Sauce Recipe

These Korean hen wings are crispy, somewhat bit candy, somewhat bit spicy, and so scrumptious.

Course Appetizer, Dinner Entree


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  • Place the hen wings on a baking sheet (line with parchment paper if desired for simple cleanup).

  • Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt

  • Bake for 40-45 minutes till the wings are crispy and beginning to brown barely.

  • Whereas the wings are cooking, make the sauce by combining all of the sauce components in a small saucepan.

  • Deliver to a simmer and prepare dinner for 2-3 minutes.

  • When the wings are cooked, toss them in a bowl with the sauce or brush the sauce on the wings.

  • Return the wings to the baking sheet and broil on excessive for 1-2 minutes till evenly browned.

  • High with sesame seeds and inexperienced onions if desired and serve.


In case you have one, these hen wings are glorious in an air fryer. Cook dinner at 400°F for 20 minutes flipping after 10 minutes, toss with the sauce, and prepare dinner for an extra 5 minutes.


Serving: 6wings | Energy: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 34g | Fats: 30g | Saturated Fats: 8g | Trans Fats: 1g | Ldl cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1471mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg

Do you make hen wings? Have you ever tried air frying them?