Lemon & five-spice chicken

Lemon & five-spice chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Give your chicken some zing, on the grill or BBQ

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
493
protein
50g
carbs
7g
fat
30g
saturates
9g
fibre
0g
sugar
7g
salt
2.25g

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 3 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded (no need to peel)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • splash dry sherry or dry white wine
  • 8 chicken thighs

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Method

  1. Juice 1 lemon and cut the other into slices. Put in a large food bag along with remaining ingredients and shake well to coat. leave for 10 mins (or up to 24 hrs if making ahead).
  2. Heat the grill to high or fire up the barbecue. lift the chicken out of the marinade, shake off excess, then cook under a grill or on a barbecue for 20 mins, spooning over the marinade every few mins. Turn occasionally, until cooked through and dark golden brown. Great served with new potatoes and a green salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2006

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sylvette's picture

This's going to be one of the new favourite of the house. Replaced sugar with honey and five-spice with all-spice and it worked great. Lovely sweet and sour flavours.

Angie from Bidford's picture

Had this on the BBQ last night with salad, onion rings & corn on the cob. More subtle than I expected but absolutely loved the flavours. Will definitely be using this again :)

rrooke's picture
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This was lovely, a really tasty marinade. I popped the chicken into the oven instead of doing on the grill. It was lovey with homemade wedges & salad.

njwilson121's picture
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I wasn't keen on this at all. The lemon totally overpowered everything! There are better recipes on this site.

vlaoverton's picture
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Great flavour and quick and easy to prepare. May also add a little bit of chilli next time to give it a bit of a kick!

dylanski's picture
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Nice flavours from a quick preparation. As mentioned earlier, it needed 25 mins for the chicken to be cooked through

placebo_effect's picture
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The marinade was delicious but the chicken definitely needs more like 25-30 mins to cook under the grill, rather than 20.

vickpole's picture
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I used this recipe for chicken kebabs on the bbq and it went down a treat. Marinated for about 3 hours and the meat was particularly tender and tasty. My family enjoyed this.

trish68's picture
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This was a lovely recipe. I only used one lemon, squeezed the juice and then cut up what was left for the marinade. I also cooked the chicken in the sauce, basting it every now and again. Very tasty, will def make it again.

aianson's picture
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Delicious!

clairet's picture
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We absolutely love the flavour of this marinade. When we want something warming, we combine this with Mary Cadogan's Chicken Noodle Soup (February 2006 edition) and miss out the chicken actually in the soup.

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