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Max's Fried Chicken
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5 from 4 votes

Max's Style Fried Chicken

This recipe is a Max's style fried chicken dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: max;s fried chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 whole dressed chicken (or 3 to 4 pcs chicken legs with thigh)
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce patis
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pc onion, quartered
  • 1/2 Tbsp. black peppercorns, cracked
  • 3 pcs laurel leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 4 to 5 cups water
  • cooking oil for deep frying


How to cook Max's Fried Chicken:

  • In a pot, pour water and add fish sauce, garlic, onion, black peppercorns and laurel leaves. Stir. Bring to boil. Then place the chicken in the pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes for whole chicken and 15 minutes for chicken legs.
  • Remove from the broth and drain on a colander. Cool for about 10 minutes and rub with equal amount of salt and pepper on all sides of the skin and the inside part.
  • Heat cooking oil in a pot for deep frying. Fry the chicken until lightly brown. Turning the chicken as needed after cooking on each side until the chicken is evenly cooked.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and drain with paper towels or jut place it on a rack to drain the excess oil. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Fry again for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Drain again to remove excess oil.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.