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