Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce For Korean Fried Chicken Recipe

Korean fried chicken gets its kick from fiery gochujang.

Vicky Wasik

Note: Gochujang is a mildly spicy and sweet Korean chili paste that can be found in most Asian markets.

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This sauce is intended to go with this recipe for Korean Fried Chicken »

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Makes: 1/2 cup

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  • 1/4 cup gochujang (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vineger
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Combine gochujang, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Gochujang can be inconsistent in its thickness. Add up to 2 tablespoons water until sauce is just barely thin enough to drop off a spoon with inverted. Serve with Korean Fried Chicken.

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