Five-spice powder is my secret weapon in my kitchen. I love it and it’s one of my most-used spices. It’s a mixture of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, and Sichuan pepper.
The unique scent and aroma is great as a marinate to meat, especially chicken.
You can buy the five-spice powder from any Chinese or Asian stores. They come in a small bottle (like ground pepper) and last a long time.
If you can’t find it at stores, you can certainly purchase them easily online.
The chicken goes so well with steamed rice, or noodles.This recipe is very versatile, you can make it on a skillet, grill it outdoor on a grill, or bake it in the oven.
Either way, it’s an excellent dish that you can make in a jiffy.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 288 calories per serving.
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- Deboned the chicken thighs and keep the skin. You may use skinless and boneless chicken thighs, too.
- Marinate the chicken with garlic, five spice powder, sesame oil, rice wine, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and salt for 15 minutes, or best for 1 hour.
- Add the oil in your skillet on medium heat. Pan-fry the chicken on both sides until browned and crispy, and the inside is cooked through. Dish out and serve immediately.
You may grill it on an outdoor or indoor grill, or bake the chicken in the oven at 375F for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until done.
Serving Size3 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 288Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 7gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 111mgSodium 254mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 19g