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How to make Jollibee Chickenjoy (Recipe Hack)

Jollibee Chickenjoy Recipe Hack

Follow this Jollibee Chickenjoy recipe hack and make your own Chickenjoy at home!

Jollibee Chickenjoy Recipe Hack: For the longest time, I have been trying to figure out a “recipe hack” to figure out how to make Jollibee Chickenjoy at home. I’ve seen a lot of Jollibee Chickenjoy recipes online but most of these are really just regular crispy fried chicken, far from the “crispilicious, juicilicious” quality of the Chickenjoy we know.

I know that it would be difficult to completely recreate Jollibee’s secret recipe, so I’m already happy with getting as close as I can get to the real deal. Imagine my excitement when a few days ago, I saw a LEGIT frozen, ready to cook pack of Chickenjoy cut-ups in Robinson’s Supermarket. As of writing Metro Manila is under quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To adapt to this “new normal” Jollibee has started selling their frozen Chickenjoy in select groceries since their restaurants no longer allow dining in. You know how I was able to tell that this frozen Chickenjoy is the real deal? It’s because there’s a print in the pack itself saying that it’s made for Jollibee restaurants only, and supposedly not for sale!

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jollibee chickenjoy frozen raw ready to cook

The ready to cook Chickenjoy cut-ups are packed according to the chicken parts that it contains. I bought the yellow pack which contains chicken breasts. I got the ingredients that I needed for my Jollibee Chickenjoy recipe hack, went straight home, and started cooking. Click here to jump to the recipe, or simply watch the video below:

Homemade Jollibee Chickenjoy Ingredients

For the chicken

  • Frozen Jollibee Chickenjoy (ready to cook)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the breading

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Five Chinese Spice powder aka Ngo Yong
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

Jollibee Chickenjoy Recipe Hack

  1. Defrost the chicken. If you’re using the actual packed Jollibee Chickenjoy, take note that you should not wash it because this has already been marinated,
  2. Gently rub salt and pepper on the chicken. Be sure that they’re evenly coated, including under the chicken skin. Set aside to dry.
  3. For the breading, thoroughly mix the cornstarch, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Five Chinese Spice powder.
  4. Coat the Chickenjoy pieces with your homemade breading mix, making sure that you also reach the parts underneath the skin.
  5. Heat oil in a deep fryer or a small pot. To check if the oil is hot enough, you may dip a wooden spatula on the oil. If small bubbles are forming around the spatula, then the oil is hot enough for frying.
  6. Deep fry the breaded Chickenjoy pieces until they become golden brown. Don’t put too many chickenjoy pieces at once so that they are fried evenly.
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Where to buy the Ready to Cook Jollibee Raw Chicken

Select supermarkets have started selling frozen, ready to cook Jollibee raw chicken because of the Community Quarantine brought by COVID. I’m not sure though if these chicken cuts would still be offered when the COVID crisis is over. 

I got mine from Robsinon’s Supermarket at Lucky Gold Plaza, in Pasig City. Here is a list of other supermarkets where you can buy the frozen Jollibee Chickenjoy:

Go ahead and try our Jollibee Chickenjoy recipe hack and let us know what you think!

jollibee chickenjoy recipe

Jollibee Chickenjoy Recipe Hack

Follow this Jollibee Chickenjoy recipe hack and make your own crispilicious, juicilicious chicken that you've always loved!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Filipino
Keyword: how to make jollibee chickenjoy, jollibee chickenjoy, jollibee chickenjoy ready to cook, jollibee chickenjoy recipe, jollibee chickenjoy recipe hack
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 390kcal
Author: geoffreview
Cost: Php 300.00 – 400.00

Equipment

  • Deep fryer or cooking pot

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Jollibee Chickenjoy Cut-ups (contains 7-6 chicken pieces)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt for breading
  • 1 tsp pepper for breading
  • 1 tsp Five Chinese Spice powder aka Ngo Yong
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste for chicken seasoning

Instructions

  • Defrost the chicken. If you’re using the actual packed Jollibee Chickenjoy, take note that you should not wash it because this has already been marinated.
  • Gently rub salt and pepper on the chicken. Be sure that they’re evenly coated, including under the chicken skin. Set aside to dry.
  • For the breading, thoroughly mix the cornstarch, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Five Chinese Spice powder.
  • Coat the Chickenjoy pieces with your homemade breading mix, making sure that you also reach the parts underneath the skin, and other folds and creases of the chicken meat.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or a small pot. To check if the oil is hot enough, you may dip a wooden spatula on the oil. If small bubbles are forming around the spatula, then the oil is hot enough for frying.
  • Deep fry the breaded Chickenjoy pieces until they become golden brown. Don’t put too many chickenjoy pieces at once so that they are fried evenly.

Video

Notes

If the frozen Chickenjoy Cut-ups are not available in your local supermarket, you may use regular chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper.