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Chinese-Style Baked Chicken Thighs (The recipe)

Chinese-Style Baked Chicken Thighs. Four simple ingredients transform chicken thighs into this easy and delicious dish.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 235 kcal


  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs or legs and thighs combined
  • 1 teaspoon 5-spice powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce (I like Lee Kum Kee)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • Thinly sliced green onion tops (optional)


  • Heat oven to 400º F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray or lightly oil.
  • Season the chicken thighs (with or without skin) with the 5-spice powder and salt and pepper. Brush with hoisin sauce and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced onion on top, if desired.
  • **UPDATE** - One of the best parts of this recipe, as written, is the crunchy crisp delicious skin- it's almost candy-like. But since we have been trying to eat leaner more often I've been playing with this recipe a bit to make it cook better without the skin. If going skinless, lower the oven temperature to 375º and use a pan that has at least a 1-inch rim about it. This keeps the meat much moister while allowing the sauce to cook on to the meat. 


Serving: 1 servingSodium: 902mgFiber: 1gCholesterol: 116mgCalories: 235kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 6gProtein: 28gCarbohydrates: 14g
Keyword 5 ingredient, Asian baked chicken, easy baked chicken
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