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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