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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Fried Chicken

Type of Cuisine: Local
Provided By: Agripina Collado
Category: Pupu
From: ʻEleʻele


1 lbchicken drumettes
2 tbsshoyu
½ tspsalt
½ tspsugar
To tasteAjinomoto
To tastepepper
1 clovegarlic
flour and oil for frying


  1. Marinate chicken drumettes
  2. Flour the chicken before frying in oil
Agripina Collado and her son, Greg

The late Mrs. Agripina Collado, from ʻEleʻele, perfected her specialty -- fried chicken. It was special for those who enjoyed it, because she rarely made it. She kept the simple recipe written on a worn steno notepad. The marinade is commonly shared, but her technique was kept a secret. After multiple tries by her son, Greg, it may not be perfect, but it is special.

Mrs. Collado's handwritten recipe

Submitted by Greg Collado, Son of Mrs. Agripina Collado