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How to Cook Bacon-Wrapped Fried Chicken

Want to upgrade your ordinary fried chicken to the next level? What ever version of fried chicken you have in mind if the you are only going to put breading fry it, it will look the same with the rest of  the fried chicken out there.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bacon meatloaf, bacon wrapped chicken, fried chicken
Servings: 10 to 20 pcs
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Manny


  • 8 to 10 pcs chicken drumsticks
  • 1 Tbsp. calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. patis
  • 8 to 10 pcs honey cured bacon strips

For the breading:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 to 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. five spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp. fine salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


How to cook Bacon-Wrapped Fried Chicken:

  • In a bowl, combine chicken, calamansi juice and patis. Mix and marinate for 2 hours in a refrigerator.
  • To make the breading, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, five spice powder, chili powder, garlic powder in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Drain the chicken in a colander. Put the breading mix in a large zip bag or similar plastic bag. Put the chicken 2 to 4 at a time in the zip bag and shake well to coat the chicken.
  • Wrap each chicken drumsticks with bacon strips and secure with a toothpick. If you are using chicken drummettes, cut each bacon strips in half crosswise and use each half per drummettes.
  • Deep fry the chicken for about 8 minutes for the drumsticks and 4 minutes for the drummettes or until golden brown. Place fried chicken on a wire rack or paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Remove the toothpicks and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.