Indian Garam Masala is one of my favorite ingredients that you will always find in my kitchen but then one time I was reading about other countries and the spices they use. I stumbled upon Malaysian five-spice powder which is quite similar to our Garam Masala. It’s a mixture of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, and Sichuan pepper. It has a great aroma which gives nice elevation to the flavor and scent to the meat.
This is so simple and so easy to make that even a 10 year old kid can cook and impress the whole clan. You can use a skillet, grill it, or bake it in the oven, it will taste perfect.
|Ground Cinnamon||1 tsp|
|Ground Cloves||1 tsp|
|Ground Star Anise||1 tsp|
|Fennel Seed||1 tsp (Toasted and Ground)|
|Szechuan Peppercorns||1 tsp (Toasted and Ground)|
|Chicken Thigh||3 (with or without bones)|
|Five Spice Powder||1 tsp|
|Sesame Oil||1 tsp|
|Rice Wine||1 tsp|
|Oyster Sauce||1 tsp|
|Soy Sauce||1 tsp|
How to cook cook cook!
- Marinate the chicken with garlic, five spice powder, sesame oil, rice wine, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and salt for 45-60 minutes
- Add the oil in your skillet on medium heat. Pan-fry the chicken on both sides until browned and crispy, and the inside is cooked through
- Remove from the skillet and serve it hot
- If you are using oven then put the chicken at 375 F for 15-18 minutes