Chinese Five Spice Chicken
Chinese Five Spice Chicken
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I love Chinese Five Spice Chicken, and oddly, I like the eggs the best. Anytime I transit to Phuket and back home, the van stops at a roadside kitchen, I always get a couple of the eggs to eat as a snack. This is not a secret recipe or an internet recipe, this is from the pack of spice you can buy in every town. The Lobo brand of spices have instructions in Thai and English on every spice packet I have used from them. I made this on 16 May 2017 to get step by step photos, and it is wonderful as always, my comments below.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour, or so
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour, or so
Chinese Five Spice Chicken
Yum
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
I love Chinese Five Spice Chicken, and oddly, I like the eggs the best. Anytime I transit to Phuket and back home, the van stops at a roadside kitchen, I always get a couple of the eggs to eat as a snack. This is not a secret recipe or an internet recipe, this is from the pack of spice you can buy in every town. The Lobo brand of spices have instructions in Thai and English on every spice packet I have used from them. I made this on 16 May 2017 to get step by step photos, and it is wonderful as always, my comments below.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour, or so
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour, or so
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prepare your chicken wings by separating the drumette from the middle middle piece and the wing tip. Put the drumettes and middle sections in a large bowl, keep the wing tips for your dog. Or just buy middle sections or drumettes. Take the wing tips and boil them in some water to make a quick stock, and then give the wing tips to your dog, they will appreciate that. This is the spice packet I use, good brand.
  2. In the bowl for the drumettes and middle sections, add the 5 Spice Powder. Rub that in with your fingers until they are all coated. This is easy, use one hand to mix the wings and the the other to sprinkle in the spice powder, they will all coat as you can see.
  3. In a wok or large non-stick pan, heat a splash of olive oil then add the garlic, when the garlic is browned and the chicken, fry for a few minutes turning a few times. You are browning them, not needing to cook through.
  4. Add the water, sugar, salt, light and black soy sauces, eggs, and bean curd, cover and simmer for an hour.
  5. This photo was at the 1 hour mark, and some chicken and eggs already removed to a serving bowl. The longer the eggs sit in the liquid the darker color they develop.
  6. Served. Spoon the broth over rice, delicious.
Recipe Notes

Chicken wing prices can vary depending on what you buy. Whole wings would be 45 Baht/500 grams. Wing stick (drummettes) is about 33 Baht/500 grams, and the middle section, the part with the 2 bones, is about 60 Baht/500 grams. Go with drummettes for 33 Baht, for 4 servings, this is about 25 cents per serving. Very cost effective.

From a recipe on a spice packet.

  1. I made this on 15 May 2017, and as always, this is a wonderful dish, fool proof really. Two thumbs up from my mother in law as this is her favorite dish. I used the recipe as written, 500 grams of wings, I used drumettes, was 10 pieces. Perfect dish, on my go-to list for sure!

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