5 Spice Roasted Chicken


5 Spice Roasted Chicken

The following easy to prepare recipe comes from Nasi Lemak Lover, what a wonderful way to use Chinese Five Spice :

Roasted five-spice chicken

  • 1.5 kg chicken, cut into 6 big pieces

Marinate chicken with below:-

Use a mortar and pestle to pound below to a coarse paste and extract juices:-


1. Marinate chicken pieces with all ingredients for 2 hours

2. Arrange chicken on a baking pan, cover with aluminium foil.

3. Bake at preheated oven at 180c for 30mins.

4. Remove foil and bake at 200c for 20mins or until golden brown.

5. Serve with Turmeric rice.

Turmeric rice

  • 4 cups rice
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 and ½ tsp of salt
  • 1tsp chicken stock powder
  • 750ml water
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 5 slices of ginger
  • Few pandan leaves (screwpine leaves)


1. Heat 2tbsp oil in a wok, sauté shallots and ginger.

2. Add in rice and all seasonings, quickly mix well and turn off heat.

3. Transfer rice to a rice cooker, add in water and pandan leaves, set to cook.

4. Sprinkle some fried shallots and serve with roasted five spices chicken.

Chili dipping sauce

  • 4 fresh red chillies
  • 1” ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Kasturi lime, finely grate the rind, and extract the juices
  • ¼ salt
  • ¼ sugar


1. Blend all above ingredients with some water.

2. Serve with roasted five spices chicken and turmeric rice

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