Five spice powder is one of my favourite spice mixtures which I would frequently use as a spice rub for roasted meats (Crispy Roast Pork Recipe) or as a seasoning powder for fried foods (Salt & Pepper Chicken Recipe, Crispy Calamari Recipe).
I did a Stir Fried Satay Chicken not too long ago and I thought I could probably experiment with a Stir Fried Five Spice Chicken too. The colours of the dish were a little dull but taste wise, I thought it was not bad. I used chicken breast as a leaner, healthier option but I’d suggest that you use a dark meat cut (or bone-in parts) instead so the chicken would remain moist and juicy while simmering away. This is an easy dish that you can make for a weekday dinner. Give it a try!
Five Spice Chicken Recipe
Ingredients: (serves 4 as one of few side dishes)
600g chicken breasts, cut into smaller pieces
2 bulbs garlic, peeled & finely chopped
1/2 tbsp five spice powder
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tsp olive oil
1. Marinate chicken with light soy sauce, five spice powder and sugar. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
2. Heat oil in pan and fry the garlic till lightly browned.
3. Add the chicken and stir fry till the meat is no longer pink.
4. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes till chicken is cooked through.