Spicy garlic fried chicken (Kkanpunggi: 깐풍기) By Maangchi 

Kkanpunggi is spicy garlic fried chicken stir-fried with vegetables and a sweet and sour sauce. It’s a Korean Chinese dish, originating in China but modified to suit Korean tastes, with Korean ingredients.

Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)


½ pound chicken breast (about 230 grams), cut into bite size small pieces

½ teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon soy sauce

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ cup potato starch

1 egg white (If you use 1 pound chicken, use 1 whole egg)

Spicy garlic- and leek-infused oil:

¼ cup vegetable or corn oil

½ cup thinly shredded leek

4 garlic cloves, cut into halves

1 tablespoon coarse red chili flakes

Vegetables and seasonings:

1 green chili pepper, deseeded, sliced thinly

1 fresh red chili pepper, deseeded, sliced thinly

1 green onion, chopped

½ medium sized onion, chopped

3-4 small dried red chili peppers

Sweet and sour sauce (all mixed together in a small bowl):

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons rice syrup (or sugar)

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon potato starch


1 cup cooking oil (grapeseed oil, vegetable oil, or corn oil)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

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