Jollibee Chicken Recipe

Jollibee Chicken Joy is a hand-breaded, crispy, and juicy fried chicken topped with delicious gravy. Unfortunately, Jollibee is only available in a few locations, such as the Philippines, Hawaii, etc. It’s because no matter what, I make a point of putting Jollibee on my itinerary whenever I go to a nation that offers it. KFC’s recipe is a closely guarded secret; Filipinos worldwide go to great lengths to try to duplicate it at home.


  • 2 kilos of chicken (your choice of cuts)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil for deep frying

For the breading:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. of five-spice powder or ngohiong powder
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of fine salt (adjust if necessary)


  1. Transfer the chicken pieces to a bowl after seasoning them with salt and pepper. Work each chicken all over with a brush and/or a hands-on approach.
  2. Combine the flour, cornstarch, five-spice powder, garlic powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Instead of using a whisk, use a fork to mix the dry ingredients.
  4. Heating the oil to about 175°C.
  5. Provide a layer that both protects the chicken’s insides and outside. Add the cream to the skin in addition to where you’re applying it.
  6. Do not squeeze the chicken before breading it. Coat it in the breading first, then shake off the excess. Cook it as you usually would.
  7. You can usually fit around four to five pieces of chicken in each batch of fried chicken, depending on the capacity of your fryer.
  8. To maintain the crispness of the fried chicken, maintain the frying level.
  9. Release the heat to medium and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel or a wire rack after cooking.
  11. Add gravy as it is an excellent addition. Enjoy!