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chinese five spice honey chicken

Chinese Five Spice Honey Chicken (No marinating time!)

Chinese Five Spice Honey Chicken. Tender juicy chicken thighs roasted in a delicious, savoury, sweet five spice marinade with a hint of honey and sesame. This chicken recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for dinner or lunch. It works well for meal preparation too!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 pieces
Calories 386 kcal


  • 4 bone in skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped (optional for garnish)

Chinese five spice chicken marinade:


  • In a small bowl, whisk together marinade ingredients. Pour marinade over chicken.
  • Preheat oven to 355 degrees F.
  • On a wire rack placed over a deep baking dish filled with just enough water to shallowly cover the base. Then place your chicken thighs bone side down, skin side up on the rack.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and baste with sauce. Then bake for another 10 minutes and baste with sauce. Repeat one more time.
  • Finally, bake again for another 15 minutes until cooked through. Enjoy!


These chicken thighs will last 4 days store in a sealed container in the fridge. They can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove top for later. 
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Mixing bowl
8 x 8 square baking dish
Large wire rack
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Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 911mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg