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Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"The Chinese, who know a thing or two about roasting sweet glazed meats and poultry, were the inspiration for this recipe's five-spice rub and glossy glaze."
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30 m servings 223
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 chicken thighs)


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  1. Combine five-spice powder, paprika, salt, garlic, pepper, and mustard in a bowl. Rub over both sides of chicken.
  2. Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and five-spice powder in a bowl to create the glaze.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Grill chicken, covered, turning once, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking, covered and turning and brushing with the glaze every 5 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, an additional 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Five-spice powder is a prepared seasoning that often includes star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, and pepper. It can be found in the spice or Asian food section of the grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 223 calories; 10.6 11 20.2 71 1267 Full nutrition

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Great tasting recipe and definitely adding to my menu rotation. Update: I no longer have grilling weather. For those of you in the same boat, I did the following: baked in 400 degree oven for 20...

Made as written and these turned our great! The ginger was a little overpowering for me so I'd leave it out next time.

Tastes delicious and keeps the chicken moist. I substituted the chicken thighs for chicken breasts and it still tasted great!

I made this exactly as written and it was delicious. I was skeptical of the method - grilling the meat with just the spice rub for the first phase before putting on the glaze - but it worked p...

I made it for a party of 14, it was a big hit. It was simple to make and we paired it with the Best Fried Rice. This is definitely a keeper!

I really enjoyed this recipe. It tasted like a good autumn meal with the Chinese five spice powder. I halved the rub & glaze ingredients and used on just 2 chicken thighs. Will definitely mak...

Very good

Very simple recipe, and best of all the entire family of 7 loved them. We will make again for sure.