There will always be fried chicken everywhere, especially in the Philippines. But there will only be one Jollibee Chickenjoy. Maybe it’s the way they fry their chicken or the way they season it, the Chickenjoy is just something else. I’ll admit that I was never a Jollibee fan even when I was a kid, I hated their sweet ‘spaghetti’, it was one of the worst fast food spaghetti for me. I just went there for the Chickenjoy, it might be nostalgic, but for me its pure magic!
For those who have no idea what Jollibee is, it’s a Filipino fast food chain that has since expanded across the globe to nine different countries. It serves an assortment of hamburgers, hotdogs, spaghetti, palabok, rice meals and more.
What makes Chickenjoy so good?
Jollibee describes their chicken as having ‘crispylicious’ skin with ‘juicylicious’ meat inside. These terms were nonexistent when I was a kid. I just enjoyed their chicken with crispy skin that I dunk in the gravy and then slowly enjoy the meat (again with gravy) and rice. Up until today, its the same way I eat the plate of pure joy that is Chickenjoy. Perhaps they also asked the same questions and came up with those two terms, because they properly describe the Chickenjoy; lightly seasoned crispy delicious skin on the outside, juicy chicken goodness inside.
Which is the best part?
As a kid, I used to like the leg and wing combo. Now I prefer the rib and thigh combo. Any piece is good for me actually as long as I get to enjoy it with the gravy.
An order of two-piece Chickenjoy with rice costs Php120 and Php130 for a value meal which gives you a regular softdrink. You can go to any of their 750 restuarants in the Philippines.
It is also worthy of note that the serving size of Chickenjoy isn’t always as pictured. It’s usually much smaller, this was just a rare occasion.