This dish is great on the BBQ or cooked in the broiler at home. The secret is the fresh ginger, star anise, and a touch of sherry.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons sherry
- 2 shallots
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons Chinese five-spice powder
- 1 serrano pepper
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground anise seed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 pounds bone-in chicken parts
In a blender or food processor, blend the soy sauce, oil, sherry, shallots, garlic, ginger, Chinese five-spice powder, serrano pepper, brown sugar, anise, and salt until smooth. Place the chicken in a large bowl. Pour the blended mixture over the chicken, cover, and marinate at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Preheat grill for high heat.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade. Place chicken on the grill, and cook 10 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.