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Chinese 5 Spice Roast Chicken and green onions

Chinese 5 Spice Roast Chicken

This Chinese 5 Spice Roast Chicken is so easy to make! Only 3 ingredients and ongoing basting produces a most delicious succulent aromatic bird!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 5 people


  • 5 lb Whole Chicken
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 ts Chinese 5 Spice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce


  • Prior to prepping your chicken, bring it out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for around 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to between 350-375F. Pat your chicken dry, and rub it all over with the olive oil.
  • Combine the honey, 5 spice, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Whisk.
    Olive oil, basting sauce and chicken on a roasting pan
  • Baste your chicken with this honey, 5 spice, and soy sauce mix. Cover all areas of the outside, and also rub some into the cavity of the chicken.
  • Once the oven is heated to 350-375F, place your basted chicken in the oven. This is hands on BUT you want to check it every 15 minutes or so. Every 15 minutes during the approximately 2 hour cooking time, remove the chicken, baste, turn it over, and baste the other side. Repeat these steps throughout the entire cooking process.
  • You will cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches around 180F. Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh, not touching bone, until the thermometer reads 180F. At 375F this should take between 1.5-2 hrs for a 5 pound chicken.
  • Once the internal temperature reaches 180F, let the chicken rest for around 10 minutes. Carve and then enjoy!


Keyword asian chicken wrap, Roast chicken