Today, Wanda Baker of Bakersbeans is sharing with us a delicious crockpot recipe for five spice chicken. Wanda is a mom, a baker and a blogger, among other things. Bakersbeans is where she shares all of her tried and true favorite recipes that she wants to pass on to her own family. I think you will enjoy the exotic flavors in this Chinese five spice chicken and the ease of this crockpot recipe.
Crockpot Chicken With Chinese Five Spice
Looking for Chinese crockpot recipes? You will love this Chinese 5 spice chicken. So easy and full of great flavors. Chinese five spice powder is a mixture of 5 spices: Star Anise, Fennel Seeds, Szechuan Peppercorns, Cloves, and Cinnamon.
Crockpot Five Spice Chicken Ingredients
- 3 lbs chicken pieces
- ⅔ cup chicken stock
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp 5 spice powder
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped with leaves
- 1 can (398 ml) whole young corn
- canola oil
- salt and pepper
- thinly sliced bok choy leaves for garnish
For the chicken, you can use bone in chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, chicken breasts, or a combination of chicken pieces.
How To Make Five Spice Chicken In The Crockpot
Pour some oil into a pan and turn to medium high. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of 5 spice powder on both sides. Brown chicken on both sides and remove to the crockpot.
Toss chopped celery and green onion into the crockpot on top of the chicken.
In a bowl whisk together chicken stock, sesame oil, soy sauce, 1 tsp 5 spice powder and oyster sauce. You can use store bought 5 spice or homemade. This mixture creates a delicious sauce.
Pour the sauce over other crockpot ingredients.
Turn on low and let cook 6-8 hours, or high for 3-5 hours.
The last hour of cooking add your whole young corn (also known as baby corn) and nestle it in around the chicken pieces.
Remove chicken pieces from broth and serve with rice, egg noodles or cheesy mashed potatoes. Ladle on some of your delicious broth and add a little sliced bok choy on the top for garnish before serving.
Printable Chinese 5 Spice Chicken Recipe Card
If there are leftovers, you can remove the chicken meat from the bones and use the next day to make soup, quesadillas, chicken salad or a sandwich.
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