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Fabulous Five Spice Chicken Recipe

Fabulous Five Spice Chicken

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"This dish is great on the BBQ or cooked in the broiler at home. The secret is the fresh ginger, star anise, and a touch of sherry."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the soy sauce, oil, sherry, shallots, garlic, ginger, Chinese five-spice powder, serrano pepper, brown sugar, anise, and salt until smooth. Place the chicken in a large bowl. Pour the blended mixture over the chicken, cover, and marinate at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade. Place chicken on the grill, and cook 10 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 09, 2006

This was a wonderful, tasty, surprise! I did this on the grill (charcoal) with chicken legs and thighs. Considering it had only marinated roughly 2-3 hours, it was delicious! I used a bit of the marinade to baste during cooking. I'm glad it's early in the grilling season as I will surely get this in a couple more times before the cold weather returns.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2006

Sorry but there is nothing we found fabulous about this dish. I have never had to throw out a dish before so this will be the first. I'm sorry but there is no way to salvage this chicken.

Apr 12, 2008

This turned out to be very good. The second time I made it I used part soy and part fish sauce. Everyone loved it.

Jan 27, 2010

A flavorful change of pace. Works even better when using boneless pork.

Jul 15, 2007

I love this recipe. It had wonderful flavours. I wasn't able to use soy sauce but used Maggi instead and it turned out great. I marinated it for a few hours making sure all the chicken was covered. tasty bbq chicken!!

Jun 17, 2006

Chicken was very good I made it for a family BBQ and every one loved it.

Jul 31, 2015

Wow!! Just prepare this chicken today with the "chinese five spice seasoning" that's been sitting in my pantry for sometime. Decided to try this today and it was on point. At first when I tried the sauce, I thought it might need a little more brown sugar, however, I followed the recipe without adding anything extra and was very surprise. I will add this to my go to list to prepare in the future. Great chicken and thanks for posting!!

Nov 30, 2012

This is a great marinade, I used it on wings. BUT....you have to like Chinese 5 spice. It's a different kind of spice, with cloves, cinnamon, anise, anise & ginger.


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  • Calories
  • 546 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 34.4 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 40.1 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 1146 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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