February 08, 2021

Homemade Fried Chicken and Mojos Potato

My usual routine every Saturday is to plan for our weekly menu and every time I asked “Ano gusto niyo ulam?”, my son will always say “fried chicken”. Nakakaloka, maski kapag kumain kami sa labas puro fried chicken ang order niya especially sa Shakey’s. Walang kamatayang Chicken ‘n Mojos ang order namin. That is why I need an air fryer in my life. Hehehe! 

But because we are still under community quarantine, eating outside is not that easy so I was happy when some restaurants offer “Ready-to-Cook” meals like the Shakey’s Mojos Potato. One pack is P375, pero sobrang dami niya talaga na napuno agad freezer namin nung binili yun ni hubby. Unfortunately, the pack does not include the breading mix but there is nothing to worry about because they also shared the recipe on how to cook mojos potato at home. 

Shakey’s-Approved Mojos Hack 

1. Wash - Rinse mojos for a few seconds and drain. 
2. Coat - Coat evenly using your preferred breading mix, or this recipe. 

Homemade Breading Mix Ingredients 

1 tbsp garlic powder 
2 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 tsp ground black pepper 
2 tbsp iodized or table salt 
1 tsp paprika 
1/2 tsp thyme 

Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Carefully toss mojos in a bowl with the breading mix to prevent them from breaking. (Breaking mix can approximately cost 1.5kg of mojos) 

3. Fry - Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Place coated mojos individually. Deep fry until golden brown and desired crispness is achieved. Choose good quality cooking oil for frying and reuse up to 2 times only to ensure crisp and tasty Mojos. 

I did not bother to make a homemade breading mix because we are already okay with Crispy Fry. Since 2012, ito na gamit ko para wala ng measure-measure pa. I use it kahit anong food pa, you can check my post here.  

For my fried chicken, I always precook this, boil it for 30-40 minutes with seasoning. If nugget-sized yung chicken, I don’t precook na, diretso fry. After boiling, coat the fried chicken and mojos then deep fry in oil for 6-8 minutes. Voila, we have our own version of Chicken n’ Mojos. As years pass by, improving na ang mojos ko compared sa first try ko. hehehe 

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