Grilled five-spice chicken



5 min


15 min


4 Servings

Grilled five-spice chicken

Grilled five-spice chicken recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

From our summer grill guide, chicken with a side of hot and sour beans, that's ready in just 15 min. Serve with a fruity Italian red.


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tsp brown sugar


  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium.
  • SPRINKLE chicken with five-spice powder and salt. Stir lime juice with brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • OIL grill. Barbecue chicken, with lid closed, until chicken is springy when pressed, 6 to 8 min per side. Brush chicken with lime mixture about 2 min before it is cooked through.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 175,
  • Protein
  • 32 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 361 mg.
Wine Pairings

Pair it with: A fruity Italian red
A punchy and juicy example of pinot noir, it’s heady with notes of berries and vanilla, and works well alongside Asian-flavoured chicken and spicy green beans.
Our Pick: Concilio Pinot Noir Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT, ITaly, $12.

Serve with Hot and sour green beans.