Filipino Fried Chicken Recipe

Filipino Fried Chicken Recipe

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This Filipino Fried Chicken Recipe is much like how Americans prepare their fried chicken. However, what you’ll notice is the way it needs to be fried. American fried chicken is deep-fried while Filipinos only shallow fry.


  • 1 Kilo Chicken (Legs / Thighs)
  • 1/4 cup Kalamansi Juice
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Corn Starch
  • Cooking Oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine Kalamansi Juice, Soy Sauce, Garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add Chicken and marinate for at least an hour or overnight.
  3. Drain Chicken from Marinade and let rest at room temperature for one hour.
  4. In a shallow dish, combine cornstarch and flour.
  5. Dredge Chicken in flour mixture to fully coat.
  6. In a wide, thick-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inch deep of oil.
  7. Add chicken in batches and cook, turning on sides, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve with Ketchup or homemade Gravy.


This video shows another way of cooking Filipino style fried chicken.


Keywords: shallow fried, comfort food, easy preparation