Soy Lime Ginger Fried Chicken

This is a Philippine-style recipe for fried chicken marinated in soy sauce and citrus juice. The skin becomes both crispy and a little sticky with the sugars in the soy sauce and lime juice and is a great way to make chicken wings for game day too! If you don’t want to fry your chicken, try baking it in the oven for a lighter way to enjoy this delicious recipe.

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preparation Time
20 mins

cook Time
45 mins


1566 per serving


  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 6 thin slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


Step 1

Take all the ingredients and whisk the marinade in a large mixing bowl. Then add the chicken drumsticks and toss with the marinade.

Step 2

Cover the mixing bowl with the chicken and marinade with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator for at least 25-30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat oil in a deep pot on high heat or use a deep fryer. If you have a thermometer, heat the oil until 375 degrees, or until you see the oil glistening in the pot.

Step 4

Start to fry the chicken in small batches until they are crispy and have the internal temperature of 165 degrees. Serve with hot white rice and hot sauce.

recipe by

Momma C.


National cooking personality and host, Johanna M. Cook has been captivating audiences with Momma Cuisine since 2009. Momma Cuisine’s vision is to connect with their targeted consumer base of busy moms by providing exclusive access to the best of what brands can offer.