Five-Spice Chicken Breasts With Hoisin Sauce

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READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine water, kosher salt, 3 Tbsp brown sugar, and 2 Tbsp soy sauce in a large bowl and stir until salt and sugar have dissolved.
  • Stir in 2 Tbsp five-spice powder.
  • Pour mixture into a large ziplock bag.
  • Rinse chicken with cold water.
  • Place chicken and ice in bag with the salt mixture.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours, turning several times.
  • Remove chicken from bag and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Discard the brine/marinade.
  • Combine hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ginger, 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce, and 1/4 tsp five-spice powder in a small bowl.
  • Heat one side of the grill to medium and leave the other side turned off.
  • Place chicken, skin side down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray.
  • Close lid and grill for 8 minutes on each side, brushing it occasionally with the hoisin sauce mixture.
  • Place chicken skin side up on the unheated side of the grill; brush again.
  • Grill an extra 5 minutes or until done.
  • Discard skin and serve.
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