How to make Five Spice Chicken Stir-Fry - Sweet and sour chicken stir fried and marinated with five spice powder.

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Main Ingredients : Five spice powder (फाइव स्पाइस पावडर), Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Five Spice Chicken Stir-Fry

Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Kozhi Urundai Kozhambu, Chicken Laal Saag, Indo-Chinese Pan Roasted Chicken, Butter Chicken.

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Five Spice Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

  • Five spice powder 1 tablespoon

  • Boneless chicken breasts ¾ inch cubes 4

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1/4 cup + tablespoon

  • Garlic minced 4-5 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Onion ¾ inch pieces 1

  • Yellow capsicum ¾ inch pieces 1

  • Green apples ¾ inch pieces 1

  • Spring onions chopped 1/4 cup

  • Ginger 1 1/2 inch pieces


Step 1

Keep the apple pieces in water. Whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, one tablespoon sesame oil, five-spice powder, honey, ginger, garlic and salt. Marinate the chicken in above mixture for two hours.

Step 2

Heat the remaining oil in a wok. Add the chicken and toss for two to three minutes. Add the onion, capsicum and apple and continue to toss and cook till the chicken is cooked.

Step 3

Stir in spring onion and serve hot.