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Five-Spice Glazed Chicken

A quick five-spice glaze enhances an otherwise ho-hum piece of chicken with a burst of sweet and spicy Chinese flavors. There’s no need for takeout tonight! Give pork chops or spareribs a try instead of chicken, they both pair well with the glaze.

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Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN, COMBINE:

FOR THE GLAZE, COMBINE:

BONUS

To make your own five-spice powder, combine 2 Tbsp. ground star anise, 2 tsp. each ground cinnamon and fennel seed, and ½ tsp. each ground cloves and black pepper.

Instructions

Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.

For the chicken, combine chicken breasts, sesame oil, salt, and lime juice in a resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and toss chicken to coat with marinade.

For the glaze, combine jam, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and five-spice powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring glaze to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook glaze 2–3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Grill chicken, covered, 2 minutes. Rotate chicken breasts a quarter turn and grill 2 minutes more. Flip chicken and grill 2 minutes. Rotate chicken a quarter turn and grill 2 minutes more. Reduce grill heat to medium-low.

Dip chicken breasts in glaze when it registers 165° on a thermometer; return to grill for 2 minutes. Flip chicken again, dip in glaze, and grill 2 minutes more. Serve chicken on shredded cabbage; top with Plum Salsa and remaining glaze.

Squeeze lime into a plastic bag with chicken, oil, and salt. Seal bag and turn chicken pieces to coat.

Squeeze lime into a plastic bag with chicken, oil, and salt. Seal bag and turn chicken pieces to coat.

Bring glaze to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking constantly, for 2–3 minutes.

Bring glaze to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking constantly, for 2–3 minutes.

Once chicken reaches 165 degrees, dip it in glaze. Briefly return chicken to the grill to caramelize glaze.

Once chicken reaches 165 degrees, dip it in glaze. Briefly return chicken to the grill to caramelize glaze.

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