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Festive golden five-spice chicken

Festive golden five-spice chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Chinese five-spice gives this chicken a wonderfully warm, aromatic flavour that adults and children will love

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal394
fat26g
saturates7g
carbs9g
sugars7g
fibre1g
protein29g
salt2.22g
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Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs and 8 drumsticks, skin on
  • 3 spring onions , shredded, to finish

For the marinade

  • 4 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 6 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • finger-length piece fresh root ginger , grated
  • 4 tbsp Shaohsing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 tsp five spice powder

Method

  • STEP 1

    Whisk together the marinade ingredients, put the chicken into a dish, then pour over the marinade, mixing to coat. Cover, then chill for at least 20 mins, or up to a day if you have time.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4, and lift the chicken out of the marinade into a roasting tin. Roast for 40 mins, pour over the remaining marinade, then cook for a further 30 mins until golden and sticky. Sprinkle with the spring onion, then serve.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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