Crispy Five-Spice Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Donna Hay's "Flavours". May substitute with pork fillets too. And i've tried it with panko (japanese breadcrumbs) with better, crispier results.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut chicken breasts in half lengthways.
  2. Dust lightly with cornflour and set aside.
  3. Combine all coating ingredients in a shallow bowl or plate.
  4. Dip chicken into beaten egg and then press firmly into the coating mixture.
  5. (You can double coat as well, to ensure a good coating. Just dip again in egg, then the coating mixture.) Heat 1 cm of oil in frying pan over med-high heat.
  6. Fry the chicken 2-3 minutes each side, until golden and crisp.
  7. Do not crowd the pan.
  8. Fry in batches if necessary.
  9. Drain on absorbent paper.


Most Helpful

Made it with pork. Real tasty and quick to prepare. Will use chicken fillet next time and a bit more salt.

V'nut-Beyond Redemption March 15, 2004

Very good recipe. However, I think the chicken should be marinated salt, sugar and chinese cooking wine the day before frying them.

Happy_Housewife April 09, 2005

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