Copycat Aristocrats Honey Fried Chicken

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Aristocrats Honey Fried Chicken is type of fried chicken served in Aristocrat restaurant in the Philippines prepared with whole chicken deep fried and served with Java sauce and Java rice.




  • 4 large chicken thighs
  • 1 whole garlic, pounded
  • 6 pcs dried bay leaves
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, lightly pounded
  • honey
  • oil


  • 1 litre warm water
  • ⅓ 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 lemongrass.
  4. Place the steamer rack the steam the chicken for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove and let the chicken cool down for two hours by placing it in the refrigerator.
  6. Heat oil to 180C in a deep fryer or a large pot, then deep fry the chicken for around 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from fryer then place on a wire rack to let the oil drip and the skin crisp
  8. Cut chicken in half then using a barbecue brush, brush honey all over the chicken.
  9. Serve

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