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Korean Coconut Fried Chicken

August 20, 2018 Kate 0 Comments

Have you tried Korean Coconut Fried Chicken? This is so great with simple garlic mayo, tartare sauce, Korean BBQ sauce, or spicy apricot sauce. I guess any sauce would be nice! But I defnitely guaranteed, if this chicken is marinated and fried properly, this is the bomb!

My family is fond of BTS and it all started when we saw DNA, Serendipity and Mic Drop. My little boy would always ask me to play these songs to cast on our TV so he could dance with it. His very first favorite was Tae Hyung, then he liked JHope and then now he's favorite is Suga! He would usually copy their fashion and their style!!! Suga's rapping style is his thing now!!! He's so cute!

Anyway, BTS had a commercial of this Korean Coconut Fried Chicken ASMR and we can't just watch it, we would love to try it for ourselves. So I came up with this recipe so everyone outside Korea can taste what BTS had just enjoyed in this commercial.


1 1⁄2 lbs chicken tenders or chicken breast
vegetable oil (for frying)

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 thumb ginger, minced
smoked paprika
2 Tbsp sugar
pepper and salt
1/2 cup coconut milk

Coconut flakes
Panko Crumbs or breadcrumbs


1. Marinate the chicken with garlic, onion, ginger, smoked paprika, pepper, salt, sugar and coconut milk. Mix and marinate for 2 hours or overnight.

2. Put coconut flakes, eggs, coconut milk and panko crumbs in separate bowls. In this case, you'll have 3 bowls (one for cornstarch, one for eggs, one for coconut flakes and panko crumbs).

3. First, drench chicken in cornstarch, shake off excess. Place chicken in egg then roll it in coconut flakes and panko crumbs mixture.

4. Heat oil in a frying pan. When ready, place the chicken in oil, don't over crowd.

5. Deep fry the chicken until golden brown or until cook through.

6. Serve and enjoy with family and friends!