This recipe calls for you to invest in some Chinese 5-spice which is readily available in supermarkets. However if you have an asian or chinese supermarket near you buy it from there as it should be a lot cheaper & you will get more for your money!
The number of chicken thighs you will need depends on their size. The ones I used were quite big so 2 per person was fine, but go for whatever works for you & your budget just remember if you make extra to increase the marinade quantity. Serve as you wish with rice, noodles or salad. You could even make a big pile & just let everyone tuck in-enjoy!!
Serves 2 (easily multiplied) Approx 90p per person (based on marinade ingredients from store cupboard)
Prep time 5 minutes
Marinating 3-4 hours minimum
Cooking time 45 minutes
4 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
For the marinade:
2 tbsp oil
2tbsp runny honey
5 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp chinese 5-spice
2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional)
Place the chicken thighs in a freezer bag.
In a jug mix together the oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic (if using) & 5-spice.
Pour the marinade into the bag with the chicken & massage to get it well coated! Tie the bag at the top to secure
& place in the fridge for a minimum of 3-4 hours or preferably overnight.
Preheat the oven to 180Fan/200C/Gas6.
Remove the chicken from the fridge & transfer from the bag to an ovenproof dish. Pour the marinade left in the bag over the chicken.
Cover the dish with foil & place in the oven for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes remove from the oven & take off the foil. Give the chicken a quick baste with the juices & place back in the oven for 15 minutes.
Serve with rice, salad or noodles.