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Crispy Five-spice Chicken

Published under: ChickenVietnamese

Whole Chicken – 1, about 1.6 kg
Rice Wine – 1 1/2 tblsp
Light Soy Sauce – 2 tblsp
Dark Soy Sauce – 1 tblsp
Sugar – 1 tblsp
Fresh Ginger – 2 tsp, grated
Five-spice Powder – 2 tsp
Sesame Oil – 1 1/2 tblsp
Oil – 4 cups, for deep frying
Hoisin Sauce

1. Cut the chicken in half.
2. Rinse, drain and pat dry.
3. Prick the legs and thighs with a skewer.
4. In a bowl mix the wine, soy sauces, sugar, ginger, five-spice powder and sesame oil.
5. Brush evenly over the chicken on all sides.
6. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning and basting once or twice.
7. Heat the oven to 240C.
8. Set a rack in an oven tray lined with aluminium foil.
9. Place chicken on the rack to roast for 15 minutes on each side.
10. Remove and keep aside for 30 minutes for the skin to dry.
11. Heat the oil to very hot.
12. Carefully add one piece of chicken skin-side down.
13. Cook turning once or twice, until crisp and well browned.
14. Keep warm while the other half is cooked.
15. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces, cutting through the bone.
16. Serve with hoisin sauce.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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