Asian Five-Spice Chicken

September 11, 2021

Chicken seasoned with Asian spices and sauces is pan-fried in a skillet. It’s so simple, but the results are fantastic!

My secret weapon in the kitchen is five-spice powder. It’s one of my favorite spices, and I use it frequently. Star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, and Sichuan pepper are all in this concoction.

It has a distinct flavor and aroma as a marinade for meat, especially chicken.

The five-spice powder can be found in any Chinese or Asian grocery store. Unlike ground pepper, they come in a small bottle that can be stored for an extended time.

If you can’t find it in a store, you can easily buy it online.

The chicken is a perfect match with a side of steamed rice or noodles.You can make this recipe in a skillet, grilled on an outdoor grill, or baked. It is incredibly versatile.

Whatever method you choose, it’s an excellent dish that can be made in no time at all.

The average number of calories in one serving

  • Each serving of this recipe contains only 288 calories.

With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?

I offer the following recipes for a healthful meal that is also quick and easy to prepare on a weeknight:


  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or Japanese cooking sake, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 3 chicken thighs, deboned, and cut into halves
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • one teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Keep the skin on the chicken thighs after deboning them. Skinless and boneless chicken thighs are also acceptable substitutes for skinned counterparts.
  2. You should marinate the chicken for at least an hour before cooking to get the most flavor out of it.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. The chicken should be browned and crispy on both sides, and make sure the inside is cooked through. Serve right away from the prepared dish.


  • You should bake the chicken at 375°F for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until it’s done.
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