This dish is great on the BBQ or cooked in the broiler at home. The secret is the fresh ginger, star anise, and a touch of sherry.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a blender or food processor, blend the soy sauce, oil, sherry, shallots, garlic, ginger, Chinese five-spice powder, serrano pepper, brown sugar, anise, and salt until smooth. Place the chicken in a large bowl. Pour the blended mixture over the chicken, cover, and marinate at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade. Place chicken on the grill, and cook 10 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; 34.4 g total fat; 141 mg cholesterol; 1146 mg sodium. 18.2 g carbohydrates; 40.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2006
This was a wonderful tasty surprise! I did this on the grill (charcoal) with chicken legs and thighs. Considering it had only marinated roughly 2-3 hours it was delicious! I used a bit of the marinade to baste during cooking. I'm glad it's early in the grilling season as I will surely get this in a couple more times before the cold weather returns. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/02/2006
Sorry but there is nothing we found fabulous about this dish. I have never had to throw out a dish before so this will be the first. I'm sorry but there is no way to salvage this chicken. Read More
(4)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2006
This was a wonderful tasty surprise! I did this on the grill (charcoal) with chicken legs and thighs. Considering it had only marinated roughly 2-3 hours it was delicious! I used a bit of the marinade to baste during cooking. I'm glad it's early in the grilling season as I will surely get this in a couple more times before the cold weather returns. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2006
This was a wonderful tasty surprise! I did this on the grill (charcoal) with chicken legs and thighs. Considering it had only marinated roughly 2-3 hours it was delicious! I used a bit of the marinade to baste during cooking. I'm glad it's early in the grilling season as I will surely get this in a couple more times before the cold weather returns. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2010
A flavorful change of pace. Works even better when using boneless pork. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 1 stars
06/01/2006
Sorry but there is nothing we found fabulous about this dish. I have never had to throw out a dish before so this will be the first. I'm sorry but there is no way to salvage this chicken. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2008
This turned out to be very good. The second time I made it I used part soy and part fish sauce. Everyone loved it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
I love this recipe. It had wonderful flavours. I wasn't able to use soy sauce but used Maggi instead and it turned out great. I marinated it for a few hours making sure all the chicken was covered. tasty bbq chicken!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2006
Chicken was very good I made it for a family BBQ and every one loved it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2012
This is a great marinade I used it on wings. BUT....you have to like Chinese 5 spice. It's a different kind of spice with cloves cinnamon anise anise & ginger. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2015
Wow!! Just prepare this chicken today with the "chinese five spice seasoning" that's been sitting in my pantry for sometime. Decided to try this today and it was on point. At first when I tried the sauce I thought it might need a little more brown sugar however I followed the recipe without adding anything extra and was very surprise. I will add this to my go to list to prepare in the future. Great chicken and thanks for posting!! Read More