Pinoy-Style Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Everyone will love this crispy fried chicken recipe!

Surprise family and friends by making Pinoy-style crispy fried chicken at home! The trick to getting the skin crispy is to fry the chicken whole in a large pan or kawali. Serve the fried chicken alongside sweet potato fries, coleslaw, and fluffy dinner rolls.


Pinoy-Style Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Everyone will love this crispy fried chicken recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 to 6


Pinoy-Style Crispy Fried Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch Leeks green part only
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 1.2 kilo whole Chicken washed, cleaned, patted fry, and seasoned with salt all over cavity
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis) divided
  • canola oil to deep-fry (prepare enough to cover 3/4 of the chicken)
  • banana ketchup to serve


  • Fill a steamer with water. Add peppercorns, bay leaves, leeks, and garlic. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and bring water to a slow boil. Place whole chicken on the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from steamer and brush all over with half of the fish sauce, including the cavity. Let cool, then brush again with remaining fish sauce.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Deep-fry chicken, making sure at least half of it is submerged in oil, until skin is golden brown and crispy, about 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with banana ketchup.
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