Five Spice Roasted Crispy Chicken Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Chicken marinated in five spice powder and aromatics then oven roasted to produce crispy skin and juicy and flavourful meat.This oven-roasted Peking chicken recipe is a cross between a roasted chicken & a Peking duck. For days when you're craving Peking duck but only have chicken!

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Five Spice Roasted Crispy Chicken

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Ingredients for Five Spice Roasted Crispy Chicken Recipe

  • 1.20 kilogram Whole chicken marinated overnight
  • As required Potato slices A few
  • 1 tablespoon Flour or less to dust the chicken
  • 2.75 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.67 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn
  • 1 No.s Star anise
  • 2 stick Cinnamon piece
  • 1 No.s Black cardamom
  • 1 piece Orange peel
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion Chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Ginger slices
  • As required Ingredients for marinade
  • As required Prepared dry ground powders
  • As required Prepared wet ground paste
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Msg
  • 1 teaspoon Oil

Directions: Five Spice Roasted Crispy Chicken Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.To make the five spice mix, in a grinder jar add ⅔ tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp sichuan peppercorn, 1 star anise, 2 pieces cinnamon stick, 1 black cardamom and 1 piece orange peel. Blend well together till almost fine powder. There should be no big pieces. Transfer to a bowl and keep aside.
  • STEP 2.To make the wet aromatic mixture, in the grinder jar add ¼ cup chopped red onion, 3 cloves garlic, 3 slices ginger. Blend together well.
  • STEP 3.Add the wet spice mix to the bowl with the five spice dry spice mix. Add 2 ½ tsp salt, 2 tsp sugar, ½ tsp MSG (optional) and1 tsp oil. Mix all the ingredients well together. This quantity is for 1. 2 kg of chicken.
  • STEP 4.Take a whole chicken of ½ kg. Cut off the wings. Place the chicken breast side down and use a scissors to remove the backbone. With a sharp knife make a cut on each side of the soft cartilage that is above the breastbone. Break it open. Lay the chicken flat. This allows the chicken to bake evenly.
  • STEP 5.Next apply the spice mix all over the chicken, on the inside as well as all over the skin.
  • STEP 6.Place the chicken in a sealable bag. Remove all the air from the bag by immersing it in a bowl of water. Sealt it shut.
  • STEP 7.Refrigerate overnight.
  • STEP 8.The next day take the chicken out of the bag and arrange it on a baking rack with the skin side up.
  • STEP 9.Boil water in a pan and pour the hot water all over the chicken skin. It will wash off all the marinade. This helps to make the skin crispy.
  • STEP 10. Line a baking tray or pan with tin foil.
  • STEP 11. Arrange 1 cm thick slices of potato as a bottom layer on the foil. Do not cut the potato too thick.
  • STEP 12. Then place the chicken, skin side up, on top of the potato.
  • STEP 13. Dab the chicken skin dry with a kitchen paper towel.
  • STEP 14. Brush a layer of oil all over the chicken skin. Sprinkle ¼ tsp salt over the chicken.
  • STEP 15.Using a sieve, dust a thin even layer of four over the chicken skin. Use only 1 tbsp of flour in total.
  • STEP 16.Place the chicken tray in the middle shelf of a preheated oven. Bake for 50 minutes at 360 degrees fahrenheit.
  • STEP 17. Then switch the heat to the top element and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes to make the skin crispy.
  • STEP 18. Take the tray out of the oven. Carve the chicken .
  • STEP 19. Serve the chicken and potato hot with rice.

Special Comments

  • STEP 1.Fresh orange peel can be used as well.
calories per serving
184 g Fat233 g Protein199 g Carbs130 g FiberOther

Current Totals

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Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
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  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp