Korean fried chicken – President’s choice review

korean fried chicken

Korean fried chicken, the other KFC, the best KFC there is.  It is sticky and spicy and sweet and so delicious! If you haven’t tried Korean fried chicken, you need to stop what you are doing and give yourself a whack in the head.  This is the one thing you need to accomplish this year.  Forget your new years resolutions, long forgotten and abandoned.  Promise yourself that this year you will do something for yourself, you will self-care, you will eat Korean fried chicken.  It is hands down, the best thing you can do for yourself that doesn’t involve too much energy (like exercising), hard work (like learning a new language) or self restraint (like dieting).  It is is just treating yourself right!

World of Flavours gochujang chicken

So I have been craving KFC ever since my daughter and I watched nonstop cooking shows in the hospital when she had her appendix rupture, but that is another story! Then I saw that Superstore had President’s Choice Sweet & Spicy Gojuchang Chicken Wings in their World of Flavours brand and I knew I had to try them!

President's choice chicken

I must admit, I was disappointed when I opened the box and found that is was just breaded chicken wings with a little packet of gojuchang, spicy red pepper sauce and some sesame seeds.  I’m not sure if I was expecting them to be pre-seasoned, but I felt let down.

gochujang chicken

I carefully followed the cooking instructions which simply involved putting them on a tray in the oven.  Once they were cooked, I put them in a mixing bowl and added the gojuchang sauce.  Now this is where it came in handy that they were not pre-dressed.  I made some really spicy ones for me and my yobo, some lightly seasoned ones for the kids and even left one plain for our littlest guy. After sprinkling on the sesame seeds and adding some green onion for garnish, I have to say they resembled the box pretty closely! 🙂

So the verdict, they are good.  They were not a.m.a.z.i.n.g but I didn’t really expect them to be.  They were prepackaged and frozen after all.  The kids liked the less spicy version and they were all eaten.  So if you are wanting to try Korean fried chicken for the first time and want the socks blown off your feet, I recommend you go to a restaurant or wait for the recipe I hope to post.  If you need something fun and fast to eat or share, this is a good tasty option.