Yangnyeom Sauce

Yangnyeom Sauce

Yangnyeom chicken, a style of Korean fried chicken that’s been glossed with a gochujang-based sauce, is always a good time. Here, you’re getting just the sauce, which can go with just about anything. This crimson concoction delivers on its name — yangnyeom (pronounced YANG-nyum) means “seasoned” in Korean — and tastes especially wonderful with crispy fried things. Ketchup and strawberry jam add necessary sweetness and luster, while savory soy sauce and rice vinegar provide balance.
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  • Serves: 3 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk the ketchup, gochujang, rice vinegar, maple syrup, strawberry jam, soy sauce and garlic until well combined. Season to taste with pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. This is great as a dipping sauce for any kind of chicken, especially fried, but also brushed over a whole bird after it’s been roasted. Or toss it with crispy tofu or stir-fried vegetables in the last few seconds of cooking.