Chicken the Chinese Five Spice way

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The basic recipe to make the five spice yourself is:
Cinnamon powder1 tbspn
Clove powder1 tbspn
Fennel seed powder1 tbspn
Szechwan peppercorn powder1 tbspn
Star anise powder1 tbspn
Chinese Five Spice powder is readily
available in most supermarkets, and definitely so in the Chinese
markets.
This is a simple recipe, and very
flavorsome.

 

Cooking method

Debone the chicken thighs and keep the skin.  You may use skinless and boneless chicken thighs, if you wish.

Marinate the chicken with garlic, five spice powder, sesame oil, rice wine, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and salt for 15 minutes, or best for 1 hour in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.

Add the oil in your skillet on medium heat. Pan-fry the chicken on both sides until browned and crispy, and the inside is cooked through.  Dish out and serve immediately.

IngredientsServes three
Chicken thighs, deboned,
and cut into halves3
Garlic, minced2 cloves
Five spice powder½ tspn
Sesame oil½ tspn
Chinese rice wine1 tspn
Or Japanese cooking sake1 tspn
Oyster sauce1 tspn
Soy sauce1 tspn
Sugar1 heaped tspn
Salt to taste
Cooking oil½ tbspn