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Video: Five Spice Grilled Chicken

See a quick-and-easy recipe for fabulous, five-spice grilled chicken.

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In this video, you’ll learn how to make Chef John’s version of a popular Southeast Asian grilled chicken dish. You’ll see how to make a marinade starring five-spice seasoning, along with lime juice, ginger, garlic, chile sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. You’ll learn about the five-spice blend that Chef John recommends, and see a great trick for getting the marinade to really work its way into the chicken’s nooks and crannies. You’ll also see a quick sauce to serve on the side—a simple, bright sauce that really brings out the flavor in the grilled chicken. Get the recipe for Chef John's Five-Spice Grilled Chicken.

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Oct. 20, 2013 1:23 pm
This chicken was so delicious, my family went a little crazy! We now use it on roast vegetables, steak and fish!
Sep. 10, 2013 2:15 pm
i can't see the video on my computer what wrong all others video play on my computer why don't your?
Jim Phelan 
Jul. 1, 2013 7:28 pm
Re: bacteria. Fish sauce and soy sauce are so full of NaCl that bacteria have a very hard time living in it. That's why we salt things for preservation. That's why we don't have to refrigerate all these sauces.
Jul. 1, 2013 9:35 am
We didn't use the marinade to brush over as the chicken grilled. We used the sauce instead. We did everything else according to directions and it was delicious hot, or cold.
Jun. 27, 2013 8:28 pm
Worried about putting the leftover marinade on the chicken---- Brush the marinade on your hand and place it on the grill, then tell me how many seconds until you think the bacteria is dead.
Jun. 3, 2013 9:13 am
Tried a lot of recipes from this site. This was the first one that I thought was absolutely awful. I guess I just don't like 5 spice powder. Or else I was using politically incorrect chicken.
May 30, 2013 1:43 pm
O.K. If you're cooking the chicken with the marinade on it, and you then brush the SAME marinade on it, the chicken doesn't care if the marinade came from the bag or the brush. If you use common sense, cooking is fun, it doesn't have to rocket science. As long as the marinade isn't put on after cooking, it's fine. 45,000 people will not be harmed in the making of this dish ;-)
May 30, 2013 9:46 am
Sounds delish. Going to buy 5 spice powder now. Guess what we will be having for dinner
May 30, 2013 5:32 am
You cook the chicken for another 45 minutes after brushing it with the marinade, so you are protected against bacteria/salmonella The recipe is fine as written!
Feb. 26, 2013 10:20 pm
I have made this. This is a great marinade for chicken. You should try.
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