Jollibee Style Fried Chicken (Chicken Joy Recipe) Pinoy Food Guide

Jollibee Fried Chicken (Chicken Joy) Recipe

Jollibee-style Fried Chicken (Homemade Chicken Joy) is definitely one of, if not the most popular fried chicken here in the Philippines. It has that taste that captures the attention of Filipinos and its enticing aroma surely makes you think about the phrase, langhap sarap.

In this article you will see our copycat recipe of the famous chicken joy, however, since no one actually knows what the true recipe is or what’s the secret ingredient behind it, this is a probably a simpler version of the chicken joy. 

You can now enjoy the Jollibee-inspired chicken at your home with the use of simple ingredients so continue to read below to see some tips and some trivia about this popular chicken meal!

What is Jollibee-style Fried Chicken (Homemade Chicken Joy)?

The Jollibee-style fried chicken is basically that–a fried chicken, but with the use of some other seasonings instead of the usual, to give that distinct taste that we all know and love.

Fried chicken is a dish which consists of chicken parts that is then coated in a thick batter using all-purpose flour, and cornstarch filled with seasonings to produce a crispy and juicy chicken dish once pan-fried or deep-fried.

How to Cook Jollibee Chicken Joy At Home?

The thought of making the Jollibee fried chicken hack at home might seem intimidating at first, but it’s actually a pretty straightforward procedure.

This is really quick and easy to do, and if you have a thermometer for the oil and a timer available with you at home, you can produce fail-proof fried chicken.  If you’ve ever wanted to make your own special Jollibee chicken joy at home here’s how:

First thing you need to do is to marinate the chicken for about an hour to give the insides of the chicken flavor, because most of the fried chicken we eat in restaurants or fast food chains taste rather bland when it comes to the actual meat part.

Second part is we have to make our flour mixture by mixing it with the seasonings and we will then coat the chicken with this. Then last, is to deep fry the chicken until it becomes crispy and juicy, a perfect combination!

Fried Chicken Tips:

  • To prevent the chicken dish from being crispy and tasty outside, but still undercooked inside, what you can do is to poke each chicken piece with a toothpick or any other long and thin stick until it reaches the bones in three to five different areas of the chicken before frying it. This way, the heat will enter inside of the chicken easily and the insides will cook much faster.
  • Don’t get too excited about the five-spice powder! There is a recommended about in the recipe on how much five-spice you need to put in, but in case you want to change things up, make sure that you add this only in small increments when incorporating this ingredient into the mixture because it tends to have a strong taste and it might ruin the fried chicken’s overall flavor.

Notes on Ingredients

Five Spice Powder

This recipe makes use of the seasoning called five spice powder. If you can’t find this powder available anywhere near you, you can simply make your own by combining equal amounts of ground black peppercorns, ground anise, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground fennel seeds.

Just make sure to mix them thoroughly or shake them in a bottle until they’re well-blended.

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Jollibee Fried Chicken (Chicken Joy) Recipe

Homemade Jollibee-Inspired Fried Chicken Recipe (Chicken Joy Copycat/ Hack)
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Chicken, copycat
Servings: 4
Calories: 504kcal

Equipment:

  • Deep Frying Pan

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken thighs, or any other chicken part
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, optional
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups cooking oil (for deep-frying), or as needed

Breading Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ½ tbsp five-spice powder, (see notes above)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  • (if using lemon juice) Rub the chicken thighs with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Marinate for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, add-in the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, five-spice powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix until evenly incorporated.
  • In a deep cooking pot, pour-in and heat cooking oil over high heat.
  • Fully coat the chicken thighs with the flour mixture, and then add into the cooking pot. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Avoid overcrowding the pot.
  • Transfer to a serving plate or serving tray and dry excess oil with paper towels. Serve and enjoy!

Notes:

Don't forget to check out more information like cooking tips, suggestions, and notes on the sections above in case you jumped to this recipe.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Jollibee Fried Chicken (Chicken Joy) Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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