Delicious and simple!
1 x 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped small
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1/4 tsp five-spice powder
3 whole star anise
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup oyster sauce
1 whole chicken cut into pieces, or 3lbs of chicken pieces
steamed rice, to serve
Preheat the oven to 400F
Place the ginger, garlic, five spice powder, star anise, sugar, soy sauce, stock and oyster sauce in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
Place the chicken pieces in an oven proof dish and pour the ginger mixture over the chicken, coating the pieces.
Cover with a tight fitting lid or foil and marinate in the fridge for 4 hours, turning the chicken occasionally.
Bring back to room temp and put in the oven and cook for about 1 hour or until tender. You can leave the lid or foil off in the last 30 mins to get a good bronzing of the chicken.