Max’s Style Fried Chicken

I feel so sorry for myself that I missed the last Fiesta Friday. Something’s just got in the way. I will make it up to you next Friday (hopefully). But, I will make sure to check what happened on FF8. 🙂

and I missed everyone!

Today is my blog’s 11th month and I am also bringing you my 100th recipe post. I am not bringing a cake or a dessert. This is something that goes so well with… rice. 😀


Max’s Style Fried Chicken is one of my favorite comfort foods. The most special about this is the crispiness of the chicken skin. And for your information, that is my favorite part. You can throw the chicken skin all you want and I will catch it with all my heart. 😀 When dining out at Max’s, I always chew slowly, as if trying to figure out how it’s made. I set aside the thought and settled with take out and dine in. The chicken also goes perfectly with Max’s Banana Sauce. I even bought one bottle the last time I dined in. And before the sauce expires, it’s time for me to try making the chicken.


This has been on my waiting list for too long. The diet thing got in the way so I forgot the plan on making this. Gladly, I finally found a time – that’s when I told myself to stop checking my weight for a while and enjoy (not too much) my love for food.

Max's Style Fried Chicken


  • 1 kg whole chicken
  • 6 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 parsley, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups cooking oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  1. In a steamer, add in water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add bay leaves and parsley.
  3. Steam chicken for about 45 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove the chicken from the steamer. Place the chicken over a stack of paper towels or in a strainer for the excess liquid to drip off. Let it cool down.
  5. When the chicken has cooled down, rub salt and pepper all over.
  6. In a deep pot with high heat, pour in cooking oil.
  7. When the oil is really hot (or reaches 375 F), add in chicken and fry until golden brown. (Flip the chicken if necessary)
  8. Place the fried chicken on a stack of paper towels or strainer to remove excess oil.
  9. Serve hot!

For the fried sweet potato, I just sliced them like what you do with French fries and fried them until golden brown.

Source recipe: Max’s Style Fried Chicken by Panlasang Pinoy

I was really amazed by how easy it is to make this chicken. I remember that every time I dine in at Max’s, I always wished that I knew how to make it. Well, I don’t know if they do the exact procedure or put the same ingredients. But, really, it tastes exactly the same.

Sometimes, you just crave for something simple and this is one of the simple things in life that I am sure everyone will enjoy. 😉


And, ahem… this meal could is not complete without rice. (Of course, I ate this with rice!) I also served this with sautéed glass/cellophane noodles and had Chicken Macaroni Salad for dessert. What a beautiful and delicious day! 😀


62 thoughts on “Max’s Style Fried Chicken

  1. Hello Jhuls,
    I’m really sorry if I keep you waiting. We got alot of bad internet issue onboard lately. But as they always say, better late than never. =)
    I already post this recipe of yours on my Fb page. I must say, It was a sold out! Some of my crew who came a few minute late didn’t got their share.
    At first I want to rub some salt and pepper before I steam the chickens. But I decide to just follow everything on your recipe. And it was a good decision. It’s perfect!!!
    Thank you very much, Jhuls! You made my crew so happy! =) -nino

    ps. I’m making it again tomorrow, but I add 1 whole chicken more. Hope its enough.

    1. No worries, Nino! But indeed, better late than never. 😀

      I have checked your FB page and saw the photo – it looks really good. I am so happy that you tried it and you were satisfied with the results. So glad to know that your crew loved it as well. I really hope that the ones you’ll make tomorrow will be enough. 😀 Thanks again, Nino!

  2. Congratulations on your 100th post! I love the pictures on your blog – what’s your secret? Is it still hot when you get to eat it?
    Looking forward to the next hundred!! (No pressure hehe)

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by at my blog. 🙂

      And about the pictures, well, I don’t have a secret, hehe! I am taking photos when the natural light is very cooperative. If not, I don’t have any choice but to take photos even when it’s gloomy outside. And honestly, I get to eat them cold. Haha!

      Thank you so much again and have an awesome day to you. 🙂

  3. Congrats on your 100th post, Jhuls. The chicken looks good and the pancit…oh, magawd! I love pancit. I can’t a whole lot when it come to pancit. 😀 Have a lovely day! 🙂

  4. Ooooh 100th post! You must be feeling soo proud of yourself rite. I was extremely proud when i reached my 50th post recently. Congratulations!
    Btw yummy yummy chicken! I am feeling soo dead tired and hungry right now. I am waiting for my husband to go to out to have food. And now when seeing this post i really want to take a piece from the screen and eat it, i wish i could. Looks really yummy.

      1. I just realized that I have not gone through your blog since the first post, so I kept on liking and liking. 😀 I hope there’s a button “LIKE ALL POSTS”, LOL.

        You have an amazing blog and beyond awesome photos, as always. 🙂 Enjoy the day! xx

    1. Ahhh, YES! 😀 Also, I feel so happy with the recipes and feedback I have received since day one.

      Thank you so much. I really hope we could take out everything we want to eat from the screen. 😀

  5. Congratulations on your 100th post. I know how hard one has to work to post 100…posts. It’s a damn good feeling right? Enjoy the week!

    1. You’re right, Liz. It’s really a good feeling having to share more and more recipes to everyone. 🙂

      Hope you’re having a great time, Liz! xx

    1. So comforting, right? 😀 Well, not to include the guilt after that (if there is). Haha!

      Thank you, Patty! Have a lovely day to you! 🙂 xx

  6. Jhuls this is a delicious 100th post offering! Congratulations on reaching a milestone in blogging 🙂 Lovely photos too! And banana ketchup? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that before, I bet the flavor is wonderful.

    1. Thank you so much!! It’s really great to have shared 100 recipes! 😀

      Haha! Almost everyone is asking me about banana ketchup – it’s a Filipino condiment and it’s sweet and some variations are sweet and spicy. 😉

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post, Jhuls!!! That is a huge milestone, and I’m so happy for you!

    And the chicken? It looks so amazing.. So crispy and golden brown. Picture perfect! I KNOW it’s just as delicious as it looks!!

    Banana ketchup? I’m intrigued… Let’s talk about it.. Does it taste like banana ketchup?

    1. Thank you so much!! 😀 xx

      And the banana ketchup is a Filipino condiment. It can be found (if I am not mistaken) in the Asian section of grocery store outside Philippines. Unlike tomato ketchup, banana ketchup is sweet and some are sweet and spicy. It’s my dream to make banana ketchup, but I am afraid I might not get the same taste. Hmmm, I think I should try making one. 🙂

      Have an awesome week ahead. I missed you! 😉

    1. I think if I’m going to make one post every week, it should be for Fiesta Friday. 🙂

      Thank you, Elaine! Have a great week ahead! Miss you! xx

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