Homemade Chicken Tocino
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Easy recipe for making homemade chicken tocino
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken thigh or breast
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1½ Tbsp coarse Kosher salt
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp annatto/achuete powder (for coloring)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying
  • Tools/Materials You'll Need:
  • Chef knife/fillet knife
  • Cutting board
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Whisk or fork
  • Airtight container (for storing the meat for curing)
  • Shallow frying pan
  • Kitchen turner or tong
  1. Slice the meat into ¼ inch thick fillets.
  2. Place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine pineapple juice, salt, sugar, and achuete powder.
  4. Pour mixture onto sliced meat and soak the meat with the marinade. Cover with a tight lid and allow to cure in the fridge overnight or up to two days.
  5. To fry: heat up a shallow skillet with a little bit of oil over medium high heat. Remove chicken pieces one at a time and place onto hot pan. Fry both sides until golden brown about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice and enjoy!
Recipe by Russian Filipino Kitchen at https://www.russianfilipinokitchen.com/2016/04/18/homemade-chicken-tocino/