Popoy’s Chicken: You’ll Have it Through Your Best & Your Worst

May 22, 2020

After seeing the trailer for the sequel to the iconic, cheesy Pinoy love-fest One More Chance, as food fiends, we couldn’t get one thing off our minds: whatever happened to all that chicken skin Popoy would never make Basha eat? Now, we’ve turned it into a snack that Popoy will love as much as Basha, and something you can chomp on while watching through your tears.


There are two versions you can go through. First, something hot and sweet, just like your love; fiery with sickeningly sticky looks at each other? Yeah, you know who you are.


The second is acceptably bitter, and smelly to the point of no fucks to give,  which is perfect for when you don’t care what your breath smells like as you watch your movie in your ex-lover’s old t-shirt, while taking cues from Popoy by sobbing the ugliest tears . Who cares about cholesterol? Basha didn’t.

Popoy’s Chicken Skin

Yield: 6-8 servings, estimated
Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: Chicken Skin

  • 1/2 lb chicken skin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 liter vegetable oil

Procedure: Chicken Skin

  1. Take the chicken skin, and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Pour milk into a bowl.
  3. In a separate platter, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.
  4. Take the dry chicken skin, and place in milk, then dredge in a thin coating of flour.
  5. Repeat until all the chicken skin is coated.
  6. Heat oil in a deep pot/fryer until about 370 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have a thermometer, sprinkle some flour, and it should sizzle.
  7. Drop in the dredged chicken skin.
  8. Fry for about two to three minutes or until golden brown. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  9. Remove chicken skin from oil, and place on a platter lined with a paper towel.

Ingredients: Sticky, Spicy Glaze for Your Significant Other

  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder

Procedure: Sticky, Spicy Glaze for Your Significant Other

  1. Stir ingredients together in a saucepan.
  2. Over medium to high heat, bring the sauce to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat to low, and continue cooking until thickened.
  4. Serve alongside chicken skin to dip when watching a movie with your Popoy or Basha.

Ingredients: Salty, Smelly Powder for Your Hugot Dates Alone

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Procedure: Salty, Smelly Powder for Your Hugot Dates Alone

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Shake all over the cooked chicken skin.
  3. Dive into the smelly snack when you’re recovering from your third break-up with your Popoy or Basha.
Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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One response to “Popoy’s Chicken: You’ll Have it Through Your Best & Your Worst”

  1. DEEZQUS says:

    And this came out when I just saw One More Chance yesterday (from start to finish, 1st time..please don’t judge me). Who wouldn’t want space if you see your beau strip the good part of a chicken thigh? 😀

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