Filipino Style Fried Chicken

filipino style fried chicken

There are several variations on preparing fried chicken, but the Filipino style fried chicken will always be my favorite. I like my chicken without breading, and this is how Filipinos fry their chicken. I have grown up eating this recipe and I will never want my fried chicken cooked any other way.

The Filipino style fried chicken gets its flavor from a marinade made of soya sauce, calamansi (golden lime), pepper. It is then dusted with a little flour and cornstarch which make the Filipino style chicken naturally crispy.

This fried chicken recipe is very easy to prepare. It is so easy that I actually end up preparing this dish if at all I am too lazy to cook. My son loves it, that is all what matters to me anyway.


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Filipino Style Fried Chicken
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Author: doctormomrecipes
Serves: 3
  • 2 pounds chicken legs or thighs
  • ½ cup soya sauce
  • ¼ cup calamansi or golden lime juice
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, peeled, minced and sliced to small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  1. Rub the calamansi juice and the garlic all over the chicken pieces. Make sure that all the areas are covered.
  2. Pour the soya sauce, add salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Place the chicken marinade in the refrigerator for at least an hour for the flavor to seep in.
  4. Drain chicken from marinade
  5. In a dish, combine the flour and the corn starch
  6. In a shallow dish, combine corn starch and flour. Spread the chicken pieces in flour mixture and make sure to coat fully.
  7. In a wide, thick-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat about 2 inches of oil and cook the chicken turning on sides, until golden brown and crisp
  8. Remove from pan and placed in a plate covered with tissue paper to let the excess oil drain.
  9. Serve while hot and crispy. This will go really nice with tomato or banana ketchup!


That is all for now my friends! Try this Filipino style fried chicken, and you will definitely love it! To put a smile on my face, leave me a comment :-)

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        • Tisha says

          Hi! Calamansi is avery popular souring agent in the Philippines. I do think this type of citrus is native in South East Asia, so it is really not that easy to find in other places. It is very sour compared to lime but off course, plain lime juice will do.

    1. joan says

      Hi! I just want to ask if it’s fine to use only all purpose flour? We don’t have cornstarch at our house and I really want to coon this right away..thanks for the answer :) have a good day!

    1. Xtine says

      i followed this recipe using chicken wings. It was bomb! Thanks for sharing, I will be using this recipe from now on making fried chicken for sure.

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