Recipe: Philippine Fried Chicken Philippine Fried Chicken (Pritong Manoy))

by Celeste Heiter, Apr 25, 2010 | Destinations: Philippines
Pritong Manoy

Pritong Manoy

Pritong Manoy

Sugarcane vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic flavor this simple yet unique Philippine chicken dish, which is marinated, simmered and then fried. Simply delicious! 

2 pounds boneless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/4 cup sugarcane vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves
Black pepper to taste

Vegetable oil for frying

Combine all ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Add chicken pieces and stir thoroughly to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight. Transfer chicken and marinade to a saucepan, add about 1 cup of water (enought to just cover chicken) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until chicken is just done. Srain off liquid.

Heat about 1" of oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. When oil is hot, add chicken a few pieces at a time and fry until lightly browned. (Caution: The residual liquid in the simmered chicken will cause the grease to pop, so cover with a lid whil frying.) Drain on paper towels and serve.