Buttered Chicken

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  • 3 quarter chicken legs, cut into 3 parts each
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • oil for frying
  • Garlic Butter Sauce:
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stick butter, I used Anchor
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice


  1. Wash and clean the chicken pieces. Put them in a strainer to drain.
  2. Put chicken in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Make sure every part gets seasoned.
  3. Then, add the cornstarch and egg. Mix well until the chicken pieces are all coated.
  4. Fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and skin is crispy. Set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, melt the butter in a very low fire.
  6. Then add garlic, saute for a few minutes until butter is infused with flavors of garlic but don’t let the garlic turn brown.
  7. Add the sugar and calamansi juice, mix well until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  8. Put the chicken pieces one by one in the saucepan, coat it with the garlic butter sauce.
  9. Serve with extra sauce on the side and steaming rice.