Lemon & five-spice chicken

Lemon & five-spice chicken

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Give your chicken some zing, on the grill or BBQ

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal493
  • fat30g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein50g
  • salt2.25g
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Ingredients

  • 2 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 3 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded (no need to peel)
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • splash dry sherry or dry white wine
  • 8 chicken thigh

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.

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lizleicester
10th Nov, 2016
5.05
This is a really tasty way to cook chicken. I oven-baked mine for about half an hour at about 180 because I'm not keen on grilling chicken which I find burns the outside and leaves the inside uncooked... Anyway, this is delicious and I'll do it again.
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jul34es
16th Feb, 2015
5.05
Made this for tea tonight but used drumsticks instead,very tasty and yummy
sylvette
30th Jul, 2013
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.
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Angie from Bidford
6th Jul, 2013
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
21st Sep, 2011
4.05
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
3rd Jun, 2011
2.05
I wasn't keen on this at all. The lemon totally overpowered everything! There are better recipes on this site.
vlaoverton
23rd Jun, 2009
5.05
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
17th Jun, 2009
3.05
Nice flavours from a quick preparation. As mentioned earlier, it needed 25 mins for the chicken to be cooked through
placebo_effect
7th Jun, 2009
4.05
The marinade was delicious but the chicken definitely needs more like 25-30 mins to cook under the grill, rather than 20.
vickpole
31st May, 2009
5.05
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.

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