Recipe for Chinese-Spiced Baked Chicken - dummies

Recipe for Chinese-Spiced Baked Chicken

By Jenna Holst

If you’re looking for an alternative to plain baked chicken, look no further. Scented with orange, this delightful recipe features soy, fresh ginger, and five-spice powder.

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Yield: 4 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes; 1 to 4 hours marinating time

Cooking time: 45 to 50 minutes

Spice meter: Mildly to moderately spiced

1/3 cup soy sauce

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

Juice and finely grated zest of one medium orange

2 tablespoons dry sherry

1 plump garlic clove, minced

1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced

1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (optional)

2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced

3 to 3-1/2 pound chicken, cut up, or chicken parts

  1. In a shallow baking dish, combine all the ingredients except the chicken.

  2. Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, turning occasionally.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the chicken from the marinade and put the chicken, skin-side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet or broiler rack.

    Bake the chicken, basting occasionally, until the juices run clear when the chicken is pricked with a fork, about 40 to 45 minutes.

  4. If the chicken isn’t crispy on top, preheat the broiler. Baste the chicken once more and broil the chicken, skin-side up, until the skin is lightly crispy and browned, about 5 minutes.

Chinese five-spice powder is available in most supermarkets, Asian groceries, and specialty stores. You can easily make your own.

Per serving: Calories 427 (From Fat 210); Fat 23g (Saturated 6g); Cholesterol 178mg; Sodium 1,491mg; Carbohydrate 5g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 46g.