Recipe by Cecilia
"Chinese five-spice is made up of cloves, anise, star anise, cinnamon and ginger and can be bought in the supermarket in the spice aisle. These chicken breasts are sprinkled with spice, marinated and baked."
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bone-in chicken breasts, with skin
Chinese five-spice powder
salt and pepper to taste
I'm Vietnamese and I absolutely love this dish. Instead of baking it, however, I fry it in a pan with olive oil. It doesn't turn out so dry that way. Wonderful served over rice with soy sauce.
Certainly easy to make, but this needs more! I would suggest adding some honey, soy sauce and hoisin sauce (and maybe fresh garlic instead of powder) to the ingredients. If you like heat, red pepper flakes or chili powder too! That may help!
It doesn't get much easier than this, and the results were pretty tasty too. Chinese 5 Spice can be a bit over-powering, so I followed the recipe's recommended marinading time of two hours, and I actually thought it was sufficient. I decided to cook the chicken on the Foreman grill as baked chicken can sometimes turn out a bit dry and leathery. I served it with sesame noodles, and a spring roll. Not bad at all. Thanks!
It was very easy to make this particular entree. Easiness, however, is the only good thing about this recipe. This chicken recipe turned out to be dry, bland, and just plain uninspired.
this recipe is just okay, not fond of the sweetness of five spice with the meat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chinese Five Spice Chicken
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 146
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