Wednesday, May 20, 2009

5 Spice Chicken

I was making a 4 course dinner at our friend Carmen's house. 5 spice chicken is a common asian dish I've made. It's always good to have a mainstay, something you've made many times before for a party, something you can count on, that you know will be good. Then make a few new dishes, so you can be creative and keep pushing yourself. This way, you know there will be something good and something different.

6 pcs Chicken thigh
2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice (can get at the Asian market)
3 tablespoon Regular Soy sauce
2 tablespoon Sake or wine
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoon Sugar
1. Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients for 1 hour or 2
2. Arrange on a rack and let it air dry a little (30 minutes at least)
3. Pop it in the oven of 350-400 F, at least 35 minutes. Check regularly.
4. Remember to keep the marinade (sauce). To make it, reduce the sauce on a pan at medium heat. Add some crushed peppers or adobo sauce or chilli sauce for a kick.

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