If you’re a fan of fried chicken, you may have heard of Chicken Joy, the iconic dish that is beloved by Filipinos around the world. It’s not just the taste that captured the palates of Pinoys, but also the crispy chicken skin and the aroma that make it number one. Since the original recipe is top secret, who knows what the real recipe is? While there are many Chicken Joy recipes out there, most of them have a lot of ingredients that might spoil the dish. But the great thing about this homemade recipe is its simplicity. Sometimes, simple ingredients make dishes tastier.
What is Chicken Joy?
Chicken Joy is a dish that was created by the popular Filipino fast-food chain, Jollibee. It’s a fried chicken dish that is known for its crispy skin and juicy meat. It’s a staple food in the Philippines, and many Filipinos have fond memories of eating Chicken Joy with their families and friends.
Why is Chicken Joy So Popular?
There are many reasons why Chicken Joy is so popular in the Philippines. For one, it’s a delicious and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Filipinos love their fried chicken, and Chicken Joy is the perfect comfort food. But it’s not just about the taste. Chicken Joy has also become a cultural phenomenon, and many Filipinos see it as a symbol of national pride. It’s a dish that has become a part of Filipino identity, and it’s something that many Filipinos take pride in.
What Makes Chicken Joy So Good?
The secret to Chicken Joy’s deliciousness lies in its crispy skin and juicy meat. The chicken is marinated in a special blend of spices and seasoning, which gives it its unique flavor. The breading is also an important component of the dish. It’s made with a combination of flour, cornstarch, five-spice powder, garlic powder, and salt, which creates a crispy and flavorful coating for the chicken.
Preparing the Chicken
When preparing this dish, it’s important to ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly while maintaining its crispy texture. To do so, you can use a bamboo stick or toothpick to prick the chicken several times before frying, which allows the heat to penetrate the meat evenly. The result is a perfectly cooked, golden-brown piece of chicken.
One of the most important elements of Chicken Joy is its breading. The perfect breading can elevate the dish and create a delicious crunch that everyone will enjoy. This recipe calls for a combination of flour, cornstarch, five spice powder, garlic powder, and salt, all of which are mixed together to form the breading.
To prepare the chicken, it’s first seasoned with salt and pepper, ensuring that every piece is coated evenly. Then, the chicken is coated in the breading, making sure to coat both sides and even underneath the skin for maximum flavor and texture. After the chicken is coated, it’s ready to be fried until golden and crispy.
Cooking the Fried Chicken
When it comes to frying, it’s important not to overcrowd the fryer or deep frying pan to ensure that the chicken remains crispy and doesn’t become soggy. Depending on the size of your fryer and the chicken, you can put 4 to 5 pieces per batch, cooking them for around 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat. Once cooked, the chicken is drained on paper towels or a rack to remove excess oil.
The result is a delicious, crispy piece of Chicken Joy that is sure to delight your taste buds. Served with your favorite gravy, this dish is perfect for sharing with friends and family. So why not try this simple recipe and experience the joy of Chicken Joy for yourself?
NOTES ON THE INGREDIENTS:
Five Spice Powder
It is a spice mixture that consist of spices and usually five or more and sometimes called ngo hiong powder. You can buy it most of the time in supermarkets and packed in small sachets or small jars. But if you can’t find five spice powder, you can make your own by combining equal amounts of ground anise, ground black peppercorns, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground fennel seeds. Mix them thoroughly or shake them in a bottle until well mixed. Make sure you don’t use too much five spice powder, start using only 1/4 teaspoon. If that is not enough for your taste, then make it 1/2 teaspoon. Too much of it will ruin the taste.
There is no restriction of using any parts of the chicken except the chicken feet or head. The wings, thigh, legs or drumsticks, breast can be used in cooking this recipe.
How to Cook Jollibee Chicken Joy
- deep fryer or frying pan
- 2 kilos chicken your choice cuts
- salt and pepper
- cooking oil for deep frying
For the breading:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp. five spice powder or ngohiong powder
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. fine salt adjust if necessary
How to Cook Jollibee Chicken Joy:
- Put the chicken pieces in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Rub and press each chicken with the salt and pepper so all the pieces is evenly coated.
- Next, to make the breading, in a mixing bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, five spice powder, garlic powder and salt.
- Stir the dry ingredients using a fork until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
- Heat the oil in the deep fryer or deep frying pan for about 175°C.
- Coat a piece of chicken with the breading inside and out. Coat underneath the skin as well.
- Do it by pressing each chicken with the breading then shake off excess breading and fry it.
- Depending on the size of your fryer and the size of your chicken, you can put 4 to 5 pieces per batch.
- Just don't overcrowd the fryer to avoid the fried chicken to become soggy and loose it's crispiness.
- Cook it for about 15 to 20 minutes in medium fire.
- Put the chicken in a paper towel or a rack to drain the excess oil.
- Serve with your favorite gravy. Enjoy!
Hello po, i want to try this recipe because my husband is a big fan of jollibee chicken joy. May I ask po, ano po yung 5 spice powder? Same po ba sya ng chinese 5 spice powder? i was looking at the grocery store and the only 5 spice powder available is the chinese 5 spice powder. Please help po. Im overseas po. Thank you.
Hi Pham, Yes that’s it. It’s the Chinese 5 spice powder.
Thank you po sa reply 😊😊😊
Hi Sir, just wondering for five spice, is it anise or star anise? I’m unfamiliar with this spice. Thanks sir.
Hi Mumtaz, it’s ground anise not star anise.
Hi, i would like to ask how many salt to use per kilo of chicken? Thanks
Hi Sharina, it depends on your preference. But you can start on 1 tsp of salt per kilo..
I don’t have all purpose flour is it okay to use only starch?
Hi Meatrice, you can use cornstarch instead of flour.
Do you have the recipe for the gravies?
Jolibee and KFC? Thanks
Hi Xer, as of now I don’t have any recipe for the gravy. Maybe soon I’ll include it in this recipe.
I noticed that you are using egg yolk and fresh milk in your ingredients. How many egg yolks are used and how much fresh milk shall we add?
Hi Mayette, there is no egg yolk or fresh milk listed on the recipe.
Hi po, ask ko lang if instead of using all purpose flour and five spice powder can I use the spicy breading mixture
Hi Yvaine, using premix breading like a spicy breading will not be the same as the ingredients in this recipe.
Can I use rice flour. Because this recipe never specify what type of flour can be use
I’m not sure what will happen if you use rice flour but I think rice flour is used in making Korean fried chicken. This recipe is using all-purpose flour which is wheat flour.
Hi sir, I love to cook than to play basketball 😄. Just want to know if I can use air fryer on your chicken recipe. Thanks
Hi Enrico, I think you can use the air fryer because the concept of cooking is like baking. You can also bake this chicken recipe.
Yes you can bake it in the oven. You need a baking dish and put some oil in it. Then put the breaded chicken on the baking dish and bake it in a preheated oven 350°F for 30 minutes. Then turn pieces over and bake for another 30 minutes.
Can I bake the chicken in the oven instead of deep frying? Thanks.
Thanks Linda for your comment.
Yes you can’t use the ordinary pressure cooker to fry your chicken. Better use a frying pan.
Hi sir! I’m a big fan of PanlasangPinoy Recipes. I was afryman in Jollibee before pero hindi ko alam ang secret recipes nila kaya ako napadpad dito. I understand this recipe is just the immitation of original recipe, I’m just wondering if I can use a typical pressure cooker na ginagamit sa bahay to cook this? I’ll wait for your response! Thank you!
Never use an ordinary pressure cooker for frying. It’s very dangerous. The reason is, the temperature of boiling oil is higher than water which will melt the gasket. The pressure cooker might burst.
Hi Ken,When i fried a chicken i used egg yolk ,fresh milk,corn starch,flour,salt and pepper,and little bit of brown sugar, five spice powder,powdered chicken broth.The same procedure as of Benjo’s,Just try it okay?
I think the store bought spice powder is different from the homemade one. Try the store bought spice powder and experiment. Honestly this is not the exact recipe of chicken joy because that is their trade secret. This is just an imitation.
Hi Sir! I was just wondering po if iba iba po ba yung timpla ng mg store bought five spice powder? Kasi po I tried your technique! Okay naman po sa texture pero problem ko po is di ko po sure kung ito po ba dapat lasa (masarap naman po pero parang di malapit sa jollibee). Is the taste po ba nung expected fried chicken niyo is medyo malasa nung sa jollibee? Baka po kasi nasa five spice ko po baka iba yung timpla! Love your posts sir lalo na yung kare kare!
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