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Chinese Five Spice Chicken

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (8 Reviews)


Updated May 28, 2014

Chicken meat on barbecue
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This Chinese five spice chicken is one of our favorites to grill, but it can also be baked. The five spices are a blend you can get in the supermarket. (Can you guess what they are?)

A favorite side dish for this chicken is Asian Broccoli Stir Fry


  • 3 lbs chicken (any combination -- ideal if they are similar sizes -- works great for thighs, but I've done a variety)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oil, such as light olive oil or peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or two garlic cloves, pressed)
  • 2 teaspoons five spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry


Combine all ingredients except chicken, and use as marinade. Then, marinate chicken at least an hour, but can marinate overnight. Bake in a 375 F. oven (baste once or twice), or grill, for about 45 minutes or until done.

This recipe has no carbohydrate.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
A fabulous dish, Guest Gogomo

I have made this dish several times. I could not find 5 spice powder where we live, so I made my own. We love it. The first time I made it, I made it along side the Asian Broccoli Stir fry. I can't say enough good things about this meal. Thanks for these amazing recipes on your site.

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