Five-spice chicken breasts

Prep 5 min
Plus Roasting Time: 35 minutes
Makes 4 servings

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skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts
1 tsp
1 tsp
ground ginger
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Place chicken breasts in a 9×13-inch (3-L) baking dish or baking pan large enough to hold them. In a small bowl, stir fennel seeds with ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Rub spice mixture over surface of each breast, tucking some under skin as well.
  • Roast, uncovered, in centre of preheated oven, basting with pan juices halfway through, until chicken skin is crisp and meat feels springy when pressed, from 35 to 45 minutes. If skin gets too brown, loosely cover with a piece of foil during last 10 minutes of roasting. Serve with rice and peas.

Chicken breasts are a staple in most households. Our delicious combination of spices dresses up any chicken–breasts, thighs or legs–and can be blended together and rubbed on meat in less than five minutes.


Calories 169, Protein 27.7 g, Carbohydrates 1 g, Fat 5.4 g, Fibre 0.3 g, Sodium 349 mg.
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