Ga Lui (skewered five spice chicken)

Recipe by WaterMelon
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 48 skewers




  • Place all marinade ingredients in food processor and blend till pureed.
  • Transfer to large mixing bowl.
  • Cut each chicken breast half lengthways into 4 strips.
  • Lightly pound the strips to 1 cm/half inch thick using meat mallet or flat side of cleaver.
  • Cut the strips in half and add to marinade.
  • Toss well to coat with marinade.
  • Cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour or overnight in fridge.
  • Soak 48 bamboo skewers in salted hot water for 30mins.
  • Prepare the barbeque or preheat grill.
  • Thread a slice of chicken on to each skewer.
  • Grill each skewer, turning once, until chicken is browned on both sides and cooked through, about 3-4mins.
  • Serve immediately, with chilli dipping sauce.
  • Chilli Dipping Sauce: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Transfer to jar, cover and store in fridge up to a week, if not using immediately.