Tocino Recipe Chicken: Sweet and Spicy Filipino-Style

Are you in the mood for something sweet, spicy, and undeniably Filipino-style? Tocino Recipe Chicken is just the thing for you to try. With its sweet and savory flavor, marinating the chicken overnight infuses a delicious blend of flavors that will surely make you wanting for more.


-Half a kilo of chicken (legs and wings)
-2 tablespoons soy sauce
-2 tablespoons of cane vinegar
-2 tablespoons of cane sugar
-1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
-Half tablespoon of garlic powder
-Half tablespoon of ground annatto
-Salt to taste


1. Start by marinating the chicken pieces with the soy sauce, cane vinegar, sugar, black pepper, garlic powder, ground annatto and salt.
2. Cover the container and refrigerate for about 6 hours, or for best results, overnight.
3. After marinating, heat a pan with 3 tablespoons of oil.
4. Once the pan is hot, fry the chicken pieces until both sides are golden brown and cooked.
5. Plate the cooked chicken and garnish with onion slices, enjoy!

This Tocino Recipe Chicken is bursting with flavor and sweet-spicy aromas. It is a classic and easy-to-make comfort food for Filipinos. This dish is commonly served during breakfast, lunch, and dinner as as a side dish or main entree. If you’re seeking something with a cultural twist and want to experience something new, give this Filipino-style chicken a try.

For a variation, you can also try adding chili peppers to the marinade for an extra kick of spice. You can also experiment with different types of vinegars like banana or coconut. Use your imagination and be creative with this recipe. Bon Appetite!