It was fun having the kids home from school, and even more fun having them guess the mystery spice in this Chinese 5 Spice Chicken recipe. Was it candy? Coffee? Brown sugar? I discovered the best way to get my kids to try something new was to bring some suspense to the dinner table. They didn't guess the secret ingredient, but it was an entertaining day off school! Here's how I made this Chinese 5 Spice Chicken Recipe:
Ingredients: 2 pounds thin sliced chicken breasts; 1 tablespoon Chinese 5 spice powder; 2 tablespoons Asian honey barbecue sauce; 1/2 tsp. ginger; 1/3 cup soy sauce; 1 tablespoon sesame oil; 2 tsp. rice vinegar; 1 tsp. garlic salt; 1 tablespoon dried parsley for garnish.
Directions: Place oven rack approximately 3-4 inches from heating element. Preheat oven to broil on high setting. In a small mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients except for parsley. Place chicken and marinade in a large resealable bag. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Line broiling pan with foil. Broil chicken for approximately 4 minutes each side or until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. You may need to broil chicken in 2 batches, depending on the size of the cutlets. If this is the case, remove the first batch of chicken from broiler and place on a serving dish. Cover with foil. Broil second batch. When all chicken is broiled, garnish with parsley and serve.