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Filipino Fried Chicken

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"I used to buy Filipino fried chicken back home in Hawaii from manapua trucks."
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8 h 30 m servings 364
Original recipe yields 10 servings (5 pounds)


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  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; 17.8 35.1 15.3 119 2019 Full nutrition

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Left out the optional MSG and replaced it with Adobo seasoning. These turned out really good. They were super crispy and the soy sauce gave them a deep golden brown color. The green onion got lo...