Max’s style Fried Chicken Recipe

August 8, 2013
(Last Updated On: July 7, 2016)

Learn how to cook Fried Chicken Max Restaurant style

Max’s style Fried Chicken Recipe is  our attempt to replicate the delicious fried chicken of Max’s Restaurant.  We can honestly  say that this recipe is very near to the original Max Fried Chicken, the chicken skin is thin and crisp while the moist and tender chicken meat separates from the bone; surely “Sarap to the bones!”

Max’s Restaurant has established itself as a household name in the Philippines, an institution, and a proud Filipino tradition.  Their main product the delicious, tender, juicy and crispy Max Fried Chicken is most sought after dish in their restaurant.

Max’s style Fried Chicken Recipe has a moist, tender and crisp skin that will really make you eat more. Give it a try.

max restaurant fried chicken recipe

Max Restaurant style Fried Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken leg quarters
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. of grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups Canola Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • 1/4 cup Fish sauce (patis)
  • 3 cups water for boiling

Max’s style Fried Chicken Cooking Instructions:

  • Wash and clean chicken legs then pat dry using paper towels.
  • In a large bowl place the chicken legs then add the garlic, ginger,  salt and crushed black pepper. Generously rub the spices and seasonings into the chicken meat. Cover the chicken mixture and then refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a steamer, place a baking parchment paper  in the steamer basket. The parchment paper will make sure that the chicken won’t stick on the steamer basket, you must also cut holes on the paper so that the condensation will go back to the boiling water below the basket.
  • In a steamer place the 1/4 cup patis and water then place the chicken legs on the steamer basket with baking parchment paper and steam it for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes remove the steamer basket and sprinkle with more salt and pepper, then steam it again. Turn the chicken over after 5 minutes, then sprinkle the other side with salt and pepper.  Rest the chicken for 10 minutes, this will make the fried chicken moist and drain the excess fluids from the chicken meat.
  • Fry the chicken in a deep fryer for 3 minutes per side until the chicken skin are lightly browned. Then place it on paper towels to drain the oil and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • After resting fry the chicken a second time, 2 minutes per side or until the chicken skins are golden brown.
  • Serve with Garlic Rice and Mang Tomas lechon sauce or Banana ketchup.

max fried chicken recipe

Max’s style Fried Chicken Recipe with moist, tender and crisp skin.

max restaurant fried chicken




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    Istin Dizon Paigna

    March 22, 2015 at 10:31 am

    wow! i will share this to my mother and try this at home. 😀

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    Sarah Vegetabile

    September 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    We always have chicken leg quarters and I have been looking to do something with them to take them from boring to wow. Definetly trying this soon!!

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    August 20, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Regardless, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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    Maye Domencil

    January 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Finally found this recipe. I’ll share this one with my husband who loves to cook too. I love Max’s chicken!

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    December 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

    This is going to be converted and tried tonight! (I have some leftover chicken so am going to heat up by deep frying!) but want to try from scratch next week! thankyou!

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    Marcia lee

    September 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Your recipe sounds delicious & something that my family would enjoy. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    August 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    This looks incredibly good. I would have never considered putting ginger in mine. I can’t wait to try it!

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    August 16, 2013 at 3:52 am

    omg I am a super fan of Max’s fried chicken! I need to print this much coveted recipe! Thank you! =)

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    August 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Now that is one good looking fried chicken! Can’t wait to try your recipe

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    Rachel M

    August 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I have never fried chicken before, but now I would like to try it! Thanks for posting this recipe! : )

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    Allyson Bossie

    August 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I had no idea about steaming it first! My fried chicken never turns out :/

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    August 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

    This sounds really good. Will try this next wee. Will let you know of the outcome. 🙂

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    Deborah D

    August 14, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I tried this yesterday and the chicken was awesome!!!!

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    Kristina L.

    August 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I love a good fried chicken recipe. You picture looks delicious.

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    Bing R.

    August 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    i love to try this recipe,& thanks a lots for website i learned a lot of some filipino foods that i was eager to cook but don’t have the proper recipe.Now all i have to do is to click on to this website,many thanks to the authors for making this…many thanks!bing

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    Deborah D

    August 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

    This really sounds delicious!!!!!!!thanks for the recipe!!!

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