Five Spice Chicken (Wu Hsiang Chi)

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  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken pieces
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed aniseed
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves


  1. Place chicken pieces in a dish.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  3. Cover and refrigerate, basting periodically, for at least 1 hour. Place chicken in an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Brush marinade on chicken.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, basting twice more during baking.

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