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Five-Spice Grilled Chicken Thighs with Blackberry Glaze

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and 2 tablespoons glaze)
Rev up simple grilled chicken thighs with aromatic Chinese five-spice powder—a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. The glaze thickens as it cools; simply reheat it in the microwave for 10 seconds for the right consistency.Prep: 7 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 (3-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup sugar-free seedless blackberry jam (such as Smucker's)
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • Fresh blackberries (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 285
  • caloriesfromfat 41 %
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 2.9 g
  • protein 30.6 g
  • carbohydrate 17.3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 112 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 395 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over chicken. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done.

  3. While chicken grills, combine jam and next 3 ingredients in a nonstick skillet. Simmer over medium-low heat 8 minutes or until glaze is reduced to 1/2 cup. Drizzle glaze evenly over chicken; garnish with blackberries, if desired. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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