Roast Chicken with Five-Spice Sauce

  • smith3576 Posted: 01/07/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This was okay. Not worth all of the ingredients, though, unless you happen to have them on hand. I wouldn't make it again. The cooking time also took about 30 minutes longer than indicated in the recipe (and I used a 5 lb chicken).

  • Bradturn Posted: 01/23/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    my bird came out juicy but saw was lame. Not much five spice flavor to me. A much better recipe is Chinese soy braised chicken from The Joy of Cooking. It has the same flavor profile plus you can make it light by skinning the chicken first.

  • BrianLeStarge Posted: 05/21/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Very unimpressed. For the amount of work and lengthy preparation steps, the flavor of this dish doesn't compare to a five-spice blend. I do like the idea of creating a dish inspired from a traditional flavor profile using new ingredients. However, this bland, wine-flavored dish didn't cut it. One good thing was the approach to separating fat from the cooking liquids. If you don't have a fat separator, the plastic bag approach is a great idea.

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