29 Reviews

This was a wonderful recipe! Delicious chicken with an asian flavour which is not overpowering or too spicy. Everyone has loved this recipe and it was so easy to make that it deserves 6 stars.

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Perfectionist cook August 14, 2007

Easy, delicious and always popular. I have made it following the recipe, but now I do the following substitutions: Bragg's Liquid Aminos for the soy sauce, demererra for the brown sugar, and arrowroot powder for the cornstarch.

I love this recipe. Yum!

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leithead December 22, 2010

I prepared this in a crock pot at work, for the pot luck supper on Xmas eve, using all skinless thighs. Everyone liked it! At home I will use a bit more orange rind, and Mrs. Dash too, for my personal taste. thank you!

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Chef Mobyclick December 28, 2008

this was very good, it was slightly salty which may be due to the soy sauce, so maybe I will cut down on that. Ohterwise was very good. Iserved with noodles and it went down very well with kids and husband. Thank you

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becki in Israel September 15, 2007

We used boneless skinless breasts and did not marinate, but otherwise followed the instructions exactly. I found a couple unexpected surprises from cooking this dish. First, the thinner chicken breasts were much more juicy and tender than the thick ones. Ultimately, the areas that were immersed were tender and juicy. The areas on top that were sticking out of the sauce were dryer but still had good flavor. The flavor was very pronounced without marinating and my younger kids had a little trouble with the different flavors. We did serve this over rice. The first couple of bites I was thinking that I would cut down the five spice to 1/4 tsp next time because that flavor was a little overwhelming, the next couple of bites I was thinking Wow..I'm not a orange zest fan at all but every bite I had with it was better than the bites without. So, I give this a big thumbs up and it will definately be something I will make in the crockpot next time and I will make sure the chicken is covered next time and up the zest and cut back a little on the five spice. This rocked! Thanks for the recipe, Pamela.

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Caryn Dalton July 13, 2007

This was delicious - I would definitely recommend marinating the chicken overnight. The flavor went all the way through to the bone, and the sauce thickened up very nicely. I'll try this on the grill next time, and heat/thicken the sauce separately. This should also be a good 'dump chicken' recipe -- freeze it all together, thaw and dump in a pan when you're ready to cook. Thanks!

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SDB May 25, 2007

excellent-very successful(made up a five-spice powder variation) and all my guests enjoyed it. Thank you Recipezaar-yet again.

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noreenruth May 19, 2007

I wish I had as much luck with this as everyone else. We didn't like this at all. I followed the recipe exactly except that I used only chicken breasts. I tried the crockpot method. I served over rice, but we couldn't even eat it. It had a terribly pungent flavor. We ended up throwing it out and having a frozen pizza instead. I'm not going to try this again. Thanks anyways!

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lilchris April 28, 2007

Absolute winner! The fact that it can be marinated overnight makes it ideal for entertaining. The five-spice comes through quite strongly (even only using 1/2 teaspoon), so I guess that needs to be taken into account for those not wild about five-spice. Perhaps Pamela could suggest a substitute (?) Having said all of that, it was a real hit at my place!

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Arma April 15, 2007

This was my first recipe with five spice powder. Interesting flavors, but delicious. I used thighs and I do believe I will cut back on the sauce a bit next time as I had quite a lot of it. The chicken was very tender. :)

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Lori Mama March 26, 2007
Chop! Chop! Chicken