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Crispy Fried Chicken on a white serving platter
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4.16 from 51 votes

Filipino-style Fried Chicken

Filipino-style Fried Chicken marinated in citrus and spices and fried to golden perfection. Tasty and crunchy, it's sure to be a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinating4 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 658kcal


  • 1/4 cup calamansi or lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds chicken legs or thighs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • canola oil


  • In a bowl, combine chicken, calamansi juice, soy sauce, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours to a maximum 4 hours. 
  • Drain chicken from marinade and pat dry.
  • In a shallow dish, combine flour, corn starch, baking powder, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Whisk well.  
  • Dredge chicken in flour mixture to fully coat.
  • In a wide, thick-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat about 2 inches deep of oil to 350 F.
  • Add chicken in batches and cook, turning on sides, until golden brown, crisp, and cooked through. 
  • Remove from pan and drain on a wire rack. Serve hot.


Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 2369mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 3.5mg