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Five Spice Fried Chicken

five spice fried chicken
five spice fried chicken
five spice fried chicken
five spice fried chicken

fried chicken

When we cook at home, we are in control. We know exactly which ingredients and how much of each are going into our food.

Takeaway fried chicken is cheap. But they are pumped full of flavour enhancers and colouring to make them appealing and edible. The motivation to make fried chicken at home is to use the organic or free range chickens and good quality oil.

This crispy, juicy and finger-licking five spice fried chicken is very easy to make and healthier. You can really enjoy this classic dish without the lingering guilt.

  • Soaking the chicken in marinade overnight in the fridge makes the chicken extra flavourful and juicy.
  • The basic ratio of five spice powder and salt is 2:1. Adjust the taste balance to your liking.
  • Make the fried chicken extra crispy with the double frying method.
fried chicken

Five Spice Fried Chicken

This five spice fried chicken is crispy, juicy and finger-licking. An easy and healthier recipe that you can enjoy without the guilt.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: asian, Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lei
Servings 2


  • 3 boneless chicken thighs (cut in 4cm cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup Self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 800 ml oil
  • 1 cup Basil (optional)


  • Mix together soy sauce, rice wine and water in a container. Then soak the chicken, refrigerated overnight.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, salt and five spice powder until thoroughly mixed.
  • In a deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Dip the chicken cubes in the flour mix. Shake well to coat completely. Fry chicken for 3-5 minutes until lightly golden brown. Drain on paper towels and rest for 2-3 minutes, then fry again until golden brown.
  • Fried the basil leaves, mix with the fried chicken and serve.

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  1. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe! The amount of five spice in the flower mixture is perfect.
    I didn’t brine my chicken over night but I did a quick brine with just salted water, then a quick marinade in curry, ginger, onion, and garlic powder with just a splash of milk. I also didn’t need to re-fry my chicken nuggets, i probably had my oil a little too hot.

    I’m a novice fryer and found this recipe to be as easy as it sounds! I paired the chicken with some green beans and mashed potato 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Great photos!

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