Hoisin Five-Spice Chicken Legs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

3 ingredients, quick and easy. Good cold too. Try them in a lunch box or picnic.


  1. Put chicken in a foil lined pan.
  2. Stir hoisin and five-spice powder together.
  3. Brush liberally over chicken pieces.
  4. Bake in top 1/3 of oven.
  5. Bake at 500 degrees F 25 to 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

I had a bad feeling the sauce was going to burn at that high temp so I tried it at 450 like another viewer had mentioned, I thought I was safe to go about my housework but 35 min later I checked on it and the sauce was burnt char black. I had to remove the skin from the chicken and my husband still ate it but I felt bad it looked horrendous. I see it has some really good reviews so my fault for not checking when I had a bad feeling, and would just recommend that others check often to avoid the same thing from happening.

Angela P. February 16, 2012

This is really good, and with only three ingredients! I removed the skin before cooking for dietary reasons before brushing with the sauce and then cooked the legs for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F. I felt the higher 500 degree temperature would dry out the meat too much. I have two pieces left to take for lunch during the week so can't wait to try it cold!

Irmgard January 29, 2011

I doubled the sauce for 6 whole chicken thigh - leg pcs but found it a bit overpowering on the hoison flavor.

karen in tbay June 29, 2008