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Chinese Five Spice Ginger Chicken

Quick Chinese Five Spice Ginger Chicken is Sweet and Spicy with perfectly caramelized sauce. Easy, quick and you only need one pan.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 medium onion Roughly Chopped
  • 6-7 cloves garlic Minced
  • 1 tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tspn Chinese five spice powder (increase if you prefer)
  • 500 gms Boneless Chicken thigh Cut into small cubes
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste
  • Green Spring onion for garnishing


  • In a wok or large frying pan add Oil. Once the oil is hot add dry red chili followed by chopped onion.
  • Saute onion in medium heat till they look soft and start to brown.
  • Add minced Garlic,Grated ginger,honey,Soy sauce,five sauce. Mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chopped chicken thighs. Mix well. Cook on medium-high heat till the chicken is cooked and well coated with the sauce.
  • Season with Fish Sauce, Salt, and pepper. Mix everything well and cook for another 30 seconds. By now the sauce must have been nicely caramelized and sticky.
  • While serving garnish with chopped green onion.