The Creamy Buttered Chicken Recipe Filipino Style

Last Updated on August 5, 2022

The creamy buttered chicken recipe Filipino style is a popular dish in Binondo Philippines. This recipe is different from regular butter chicken recipes, as the chicken is lightly coated and seasoned, and then deep-fried and coated with melted butter.

Before we get started, it’s worth mentioning that if you’re looking for Indian butter chicken – this is not the page for you! However, if you’re looking for the Filipino buttered chicken, which is most commonly served in Chinese restaurants in Binondo – then this is the recipe post for you! No one really knows how this popular dish originated, but it’s fast become one of the most popular dishes in Binondo! This recipe is served in many of the top eateries in Binondo, such as the Sincerity Café and Restaurant.

The creamy buttered chicken was created to ensure that the chicken meat was as tender as it should be, so it’s now coated chicken with egg white and melted butter. This dish became very popular in Binondo Philippines, and the Chinese community in Binondo also love this dish.

The Buttered Chicken Recipe Filipino Style

Ingredients:

For fried chicken

  • 1 kg Chicken nibbles, Legs or Thighs
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • oil

For butter sauce

  • 150 g good quality butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sugar

Method:

Step 1: Start mixing

Grab a bowl, and add the eggs, along with the fish sauce.

Step 2: Marinate

Add the chicken pieces to the egg mixture. Pierce the chicken pieces with a fork to get the marinade into the chicken. Cover the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours.

Step 3: Continue mixing

In a separate bowl, add the flour, black pepper, cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and onion powder. Mix well.

Step 4: Coat

Add the marinated chicken one piece at a time, cover the bowl, and then shake. The flour mixture will cover the chicken fully. Do this with each piece of chicken and set them aside.

Step 5: Fry

In a large wok or fryer, heat up the oil until it hits 180 degrees C. Then add the chicken pieces one at a time and fry for 15 minutes (or until fully cooked), to a crispy or golden brown.

Step 6: Melt

While the chicken is frying, melt butter on a low heat and add garlic once the butter has melted. Allow the garlic to cook until its fragrance fills the room and turns brown. Add sugar and mix well until it dissolves (but ensure it does not caramelize).

Step 7: Drain and coat

Remove the chicken from the fryer and drain any excess oil. Then toss it into the melted butter and garlic mixture. Mix well and then remove from butter mixture.

Step 8: Enjoy!

Place onto a tray, ready to serve. Serve it hot, with side dishes of your choice.

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Buttered Chicken Recipe Filipino Style – Garlic Butter Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo chicken wings – each wing cut into 2
  • 50 to 100 grams of butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pc onion minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns ground
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Sprite or 7-UP soft drink

For the garnishing

  • Spring onions chopped
  • fried garlic

Method:

Step 1: Wash and cut

Wash and clean the chicken. Cut up the wings into 2 pieces each. Place the wings into a bowl, along with soy sauce, and rub the chicken until well coated.

Step 2: Fry

Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken lightly until slightly brown. Don’t fry the chicken thoroughly, at this point, you’re just looking to fry the skin.

Step 3: Sauté

Using the same pan, heat up about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and sauté your onion and garlic until soft and translucent.

Step 4: Prepare the sauce

Add in the butter and stir until it is melted. Now add the ketchup, salt, oyster sauce, and pepper. Stir them for a few seconds, and add the chicken wings while stirring.

Step 5: Simmer

Pour out the sprite or 7-Up soft drink and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer until the chicken becomes tender. This should take about 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Turn off the heat and serve hot with your favorite sides. Garnish with spring onions or fried garlic. Enjoy!

Final Words

The buttered chicken recipe Filipino style is one of the oldest recipes that has remained very popular in this day and age. Instead of fading into the background, this recipe has received more love, and many home chefs love to prepare it.

But if you are wondering what to do about the chicken skin, I would say that you can make it with or without the skin. You can leave the skin as it is, or remove it from the chicken. The skin itself is not essential in the making of this recipe.

It’s simply down to your own preference. As for the butter, you may use any kind of butter that best suits you. Some cooks have always used regular butter, and the taste of it is delicious. However, if you want to go for a healthier option of the buttered chicken recipe Filipino style, you can also use margarine.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should be eaten with butter chicken?

The best side to go alongside this Filipino buttered chicken is steamed rice. It may seem too simple, but it goes perfectly with this showstopping main.

What is butter chicken sauce made of?

Buttered chicken from the Philippines is made using very few ingredients. You can simply make it using butter, sugar and garlic - it really is that easy! Feel free to add herbs and spices to make it even more flavorful.

What are the poultry dishes in the Philippines?

There are many different types of chicken dishes in the Philippines, including grilled chicken, fried chicken, and chicken adobo.

How to marinate fried chicken Filipino style?

To make fried chicken Filipino style, you will need to marinate it in a mixture of salt, pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and sugar. Then, let the chicken rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. You can also add some sweet papaya paste to this mixture to enhance the flavor of the fried chicken.

 

Preparation Time Cook Time Servings
10 minutes 30 minutes 2

Buttered Chicken Recipe Filipino Style -Garlic Butter Chicken Wings

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Serving

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 kilo chicken wings – each wing cut into 2
  • 50 to 100 grams of butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pc onion minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns ground
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Sprite or 7-UP soft drink
  • For the garnishing:
  • Spring onions chopped
  • fried garlic

Instructions
 

  • Method

Wash and clean the chicken. Cut up the wings into 2 pieces each. Place the wings into a bowl, along with soy sauce, and rub the chicken until well coated.

    Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken lightly until slightly brown. Don't fry the chicken thoroughly, at this point, you're just looking to fry the skin.

      Using the same pan, heat up about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and sauté your onion and garlic until soft and translucent.

        Add in the butter and stir until it is melted. Now add the ketchup, salt, oyster sauce, and pepper. Stir them for a few seconds, and add the chicken wings while stirring.

          Pour out the sprite or 7-Up soft drink and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer until the chicken becomes tender. This should take about 20 to 30 minutes.

            Turn off the heat and serve hot with your favorite sides.

              Garnish with spring onions or fried garlic.

                Enjoy!

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