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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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine five-spice powder, paprika, salt, garlic, pepper, and mustard in a bowl. Rub over both sides of chicken.

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  • Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and five-spice powder in a bowl to create the glaze.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • 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

222.7 calories; 20.2 g protein; 11 g carbohydrates; 70.8 mg cholesterol; 1267.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2018
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 minutes, turned over and baked another 20 minutes. Then reduce oven to 350 degrees and put on glaze and baked for 15 minutes more. I used drumsticks this time. Perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2020
when posting recipe list all ingredients eg 'all spice' is vague not everyone wants to use bottled/packaged with unknown ingredients Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2018
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 minutes, turned over and baked another 20 minutes. Then reduce oven to 350 degrees and put on glaze and baked for 15 minutes more. I used drumsticks this time. Perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2018
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 minutes, turned over and baked another 20 minutes. Then reduce oven to 350 degrees and put on glaze and baked for 15 minutes more. I used drumsticks this time. Perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2018
Made as written and these turned our great! The ginger was a little overpowering for me so I'd leave it out next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2018
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 make this again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2020
when posting recipe list all ingredients eg 'all spice' is vague not everyone wants to use bottled/packaged with unknown ingredients Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2018
Very simple recipe and best of all the entire family of 7 loved them. We will make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/06/2019
I used this recipe because i could not find my original recipe. I have made it twice once with the rub and once without. Definitely better without the rub, much less salty. I also used low sodium soy sauce. Will try to find my original recipe which was much better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2020
This recipe is excellent! It has become our favourite way to do chicken. With thighs and teenaged boys, it keeps things economical. Very good flavour. Don't listen to the sour review of the person who complained about allspice. There is NO allspice in this recipe!! Chinese five spice powder is not allspice and is what gives it that beautiful flavour. Highly recommend. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2018
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
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 perfectly. The meat was juicy the flavors are nicely balanced and the cooking time is right on. I don t normally give a five star rating because there s always something I would change but not in this case. I will definitely make it again. Read More