Pinoy Fried Chicken Recipe

You suddenly crave for that taste of Jollibee fried chicken? No need for the x­minute ride to the nearest branch. Here is an easy Pinoy style fried chicken recipe.

Fried chicken has been a trademark of that Filipino fastfood chain, Jollibee. Ask a child what he or she wants to eat there, and you will surely hear screaming voices of “Fried chicken! Fried chicken! Fried chicken!” Seriously, what makes such fried dish so special? You can go and buy one to have a taste test, but you may opt to check your freezer and take those frozen chicken legs and thighs for your own magic to begin.

The dish consists of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens, which have been floured or attered and then pan­fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. In this recipe, all you need are those pieces of chicken, which you can buy in advance or you might have stored in your refrigerator. Other ingredients will just include those seasoning that are commonly found in a Filipino home­soy sauce, garlic, monosodium glutamate, salt, pepper, calamansi, and of course, oil. You might have calamansi growing in your backyard, and that would be awesome. However, if not available, just ask you younger sibling or your son to take a short run to the nearest sari­sari store, or maybe you just want to use plain vinegar. And oh, that tomato catsup, it may be known as gravy to many, but you will use it here as part of the marinade mixture. Don’t forget the breading for added crisp.

Ready? Fry, fry, fry! Enjoy!


  • 1 chicken (1&1/2 kilo)
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp. calamansi juice
  • 1/4 cup tomato catsup
  • 1/2 tsp. MSG
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Clean chicken and cut to large pieces or into quarters if desired. Marinate the chicken about 2 or more hours in the mixture of soy sauce, garlic, calamansi juice, catsup, salt and pepper. Rub minced garlic on surface of chicken.
  2. Turn chicken several times in marinade. Drain the chicken and fry in deep hot oil until golden brown.
  3. If desired, dredge in flour first or roll in powdered bread crumbs (biscocho), before frying.
  4. Serve with catsup or gravy.

Source: Filipino Food



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