Filipino Fried Chicken


I used to buy Filipino fried chicken back home in Hawaii from manapua trucks.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
5 pounds


  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (such as Ajinomoto®) (Optional)

  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten

  • ½ bunch green onions, chopped

  • ¼ cup soy sauce (such as Aloha™ Shoyu)

  • 10 cloves garlic, minced

  • 5 pounds chicken wings

  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Combine cornstarch, sugar, flour, salt, and monosodium glutamate in a large bowl. Add eggs, green onions, soy sauce, and garlic. Pat chicken dry and add to the sauce. Cover and refrigerate until marinated, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry chicken in the hot oil until golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Use any chicken parts you prefer.

Editor's Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
18g Fat
35g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 2019mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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