We really enjoyed this lovely asian inspired dish. So many wonderful flavor and great textures. It was delicious served with party mashed potatoes. I made this exactly as written except that I used orange peppers instead of red, I was out of the red. I also didn't use the slurry, (personal preference only). This dish smelled so intoxicating while it was cooking. It was perfectly spiced and seasoned. I was afraid the 5 spice might be over powering but it was perfection. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Gread use of contest ingredients, good luck in the contest.
I used 8 drumsticks and cooked for 2 hours before adding the peppers. The meat was very juicy and tender and the sauce flavorful. For some reason, the sauce didn't thicken up too much for me, but I took the intro suggestion to serve over rice, which was a great choice for soaking up the sauce so we could fully enjoy it. We especially enjoyed the touch of rubbing the drumsticks with 5-Spice Powder. Thanks, and good luck!