Filipino Style Fried Chicken (kawalingpinoy)

1/4 c calamansi or lemon juice
1/2 c soy sauce
1 head garlic, peeled and minced
1 t salt, divided
1/2 t pepper, divided
3 lbs chicken legs or thighs
3/4 c flour
1/4 c corn starch
1 T baking powder
canola oil

In a bowl combine chicken, calamansi juice, soy sauce, garlic, 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours to a maximum 4 hours. Drain chicken from marinade and pat dry. In a shallow dish combine flour, corn starch, baking powder and the remaining 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper. Whisk well. Dredge chicken in flour mix to fully coat. In a wide, thick-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat about 2″ deep of oil to 350 F. Add chicken in batches and cook, turning on sides until golden brown, crisp and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain on a wire rack. Serve hot.



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