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5 from 4 votes

Five Spice Chicken

A quick and easy recipe for five spice chicken that comes together in less than an hour. This dish makes the perfect weeknight meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: five spice chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Make the marinade. Combine salt, five spice powder, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, coconut sugar, brandy, and garlic into a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
  • Add the chicken thighs to Ziploc bag. Pour the marinade over the top. Shake the bag a few times to coat the chicken in the marinade.
  • Let the chicken marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Once done marinating, sear the chicken on all sides in a large pan over medium high heat. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Bake the chicken in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Serve chicken over a bed of rice with sliced cucumbers.


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 1075mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg