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

2 5

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.

5 5

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!

4 5

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