Fried Chicken ala Jollibee


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“Are you sure you’ll be alright?” she asked me again before she hurriedly walked away as she was late for work. I smiled as I watched her leave me at her favorite coffee shop. My daughter is all grown up.Seeing her as a young adult warmed my heart as much as the warm chai latte that she bought me.  As a mom of a new graduate, I was overwhelmed with mixed emotions. I’m still euphoric. Who wouldn’t be? I can’t even begin to tell you how elated I am with her plans. She is graduating with two majors from UC Berkeley, has a summer internship in Washington DC lined up for the summer, is writing an honors thesis while applying to law schools in the fall. As a mom these are the moments we live for.Throughout the week, I walked around the campus, tracing her daily steps. I sat in her favorite Brazilian place, I did our laundry with her in the laundromat (which was my first time to ever be in one; it was scary), I went to her church for Sunday mass. I hung out with her friends; I slept in her room. I was trying to immerse myself with the community that made my daughter grow.So when she told me that there was chicken in the freezer, I welcomed her request for me to bring a piece of our home to her Berkeley home. I took the apron and I cooked an old time favorite of  hers: fried chicken a la Jollibee.

This is my take on their popular Chickenjoy.Fried Chicken a la Jollibee


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I’m sharing the recipe below but if you want to see the video on how to make Fried Chciken ala Jollibee click here. and Spaghetti a la Jollibee here . Come join me in Facebook and Twitter!  

Fried Chicken ala Jollibee


  • 8-10 pcs chicken thighs and legs
  • lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • For the breading:
  • 1/2 c cornstarch
  • 1/2 c flour
  • salt &;pepper
  • 1 tbsp five spice *five spice is an acquired taste so try putting a minimum of 1tbsp first and add as you please.


  1. Marinate chicken with lemon and salt and pepper overnight or at least 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a large skillet (cast iron is best) about half full with vegetable oil. Heat until VERY hot..
  3. Meanwhile, roll the chicken pieces into the breading.
  4. Shake off excess flour.
  5. Drop 5-6 pieces into the hot oil.
  6. Make sure there's enough space to stir the chicken.
  7. Deep fry it until golden brown.
  8. Drain the fried chicken.
  9. It should be crispy goden brown.


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 Fried Chicken ala Jollibee

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  • Just the photos of the food makes us want to taste this! This actually looks better than Jollibee’s chicken joy!:)

  • Popoy

    Wow,looks really good! I’m new to cooking, what exactly is five star spice?i am an ofw here in hk, not sure how/where to get it here. Any substitutes for that? Thanks in advance!:)

    • Amm

      There should be one in there because it’s actually used primarily in Chinese cuisine. They called it Hanyu Pinyin in mandarin, jyutping in cantonese.

  • thank you for asking.. let me quote the answer of Erwin above:
    it’s Ngo Hiong, and can be found in most groceries in the spice section.

    if it’s not available, you can mix the ff:
    1 tablespoon Ground anise
    1 tablespoon Black peppercorns
    1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
    1 tablespoon Ground cloves
    1 tablespoon Fennel seeds

    I hope that helps.
    thank you for asking,

    • jboy

      when should I use the five spice??? marinate or breading?

  • popoy

    thank you! i’m sorry i didn’t see the comments above coz i was browsing through my phone. thank you very much for your help,ma’am! more power to you!



  • sean cortez

    Crispylicious!!! at jucylicious!!!! thank you po sa recipe!!!!

  • jhune


  • jboy

    five spice is for marinate or breading?…

  • ochel

    love to try it when i got home..just to impress the wife and kids..tnx for sharing the recipe

  • boyet j

    jboy , mix the five spice with your marinade…

    • Amm

      You don’t put 5 spice in marinade. You mix it with the flour and corn starch..

  • Sid

    Is the five spice here in your recipe diffrent from the Chinese fivespice? The one usually used in taiwans porkchop? Coz that’s the only five spice I have here (the Chinese five spice) thanks

  • Rowell Locillo


  • Hadee Hamjalin

    sarap ngah!

  • Mariz

    Ano po ba yung five spice? Thanks po sa info….

  • jehar1989

    san mkukuha ung Five Spice na sinasabi?

    • AndySkie

      pwede mong makuha ang five spice sa tok tok ng mt.apo

  • tried this and it’s not even close to Chicken Joy. It’s tastes good though.

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