Korean Fried Chicken + Waffle Sandwiches

There’s a a popular local restaurant chain that whenever we visit it with my dad I get the exact same thing. Korean chicken with French fries. I often look at other things on the menu but rarely ever deviate from my my preferred choice.

I do like to try different types of food, but there’s something comforting about getting the same thing at that restaurant. Maybe it’s nostalgia. Or maybe it’s because the sauce for that chicken tastes really good with French fries.

This is my take on that chicken. Give it a whirl.

P.S. I haven’t tried it yet, but I bet if you substituted the waffles for halved glazed yeast donuts, that would be pretty tasty. 

Korean Fried Chicken + Waffle Sandwiches

Yield: 4 sandwiches


  • A batch of your favorite boneless fried chicken (I used boneless skinless chicken thighs cut up into chunks)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • ½ tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 8 Waffles, freshly made or toasted
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, crushed red pepper, sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon scallions. Heat over medium. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off the heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine fried chicken and sauce. Toss together until chicken is thoroughly coated.
  3. Top one waffle with chicken, lettuce, tomato, and another waffle. If desired, garnish chicken with sesame seeds.

Photos by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

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    1. Thanks! I love Korean Fried Chicken. Actually, I love almost anything that’s fried. 🙂

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