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Max’s Style Fried Chicken

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Max’s Style Fried Chicken is a type of Filipino Fried Chicken dish created by the first owners of the restaurant Max, made by cooking the chicken twice, first by steaming it then deep frying to achieve a nice crisp thin layer of chicken skin with very juicy insides.


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  • 4 large chicken thighs
  • 1 whole garlic, pounded
  • 6 pcs dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • oil


  • 1 litre warm water
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Mix together water, salt and sugar in a large container. Mix until sugar and salt have dissolved.
  2. Place chicken in the brine mixture then refrigerate for 6 hours.
  3. In a steamer add around 4 cups of water, bay leaves, garlic and parsley.
  4. Place the steamer rack the steam the chicken for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove and let the chicken cool down for two hours by placing it in the refrigerator.
  6. Using a deep fryer or a large pot with enough oil, deep fry the chicken for around 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from fryer then place on a wire rack to let the oil drip then serve.