Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Five Spice Chicken with Jade Rice


It's been a very good week for our family.  After the disappointment of not getting accepted in a surgical residency last year, Glenn got in for this year!  We're heading to Loma Linda California this summer!  It's quite the move, going from New Jersey to California, but we're so relieved and excited about the adventure. 

But now we talk about food, which today is this wonderful Five Spice Chicken that I found on Rebecca's blog a few months ago.  I adore dinners like this, rich in flavor, nutritious, but also quick and easy to make, perfect for the weeknights.  I think the five spice powder is completely underused, it's such a gorgeous aromatic spice, which is perfect for chicken.   

Five Spice Chicken with Jade Rice
From Chow and Chatter


1/2 teaspoon 5 spice powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger/garlic paste
one tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoon soy sauce 
dash of sesame oil 
6 bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks

1 cup cooked rice
1 cup spinach
2 cloves of chopped garlic
2 eggs whisked a little with a pinch of salt and pepper
dash of soy sauce
1/4 an onion chopped

Combine the ingredients for the chicken marinade and marinate the chicken in it for 2-3 hours.

Roast in oven, covered, at 350 for 20 minutes and then another 15- 20 minutes uncovered.

For the Jade fried rice, saute the garlic and onion until soft. Add the spinach until cooked down.   Add rice, cook to combine, about 3 minutes.  Add egg and stir until egg is completely cooked.


Navin Menon said...

Wow That looks so good, I really have to try it.


Kim said...

Oh my gosh....California! How awesome for you guys. I'm very happy for you. Imagine all the cool farmer's markets and food shops. You are going to have so much fun.

Love this chicken. I'm with you, five spice isn't used enough.

Val said...

How exciting!!! What a great new adventure. You are going to love California. Btw, eat all the good pizza you can now. Cali lacks in the good pizza department! I'm very happy for you and your family!

Debbie said...

Congratulations Teresa! I'm sure you will love California. My stepson and nephew have recently moved out to LA and they love it....don't want to come back at all! The chicken sounds delicious. I love lots of flavor and agree that this spice is not used often enough.

Pam said...

Congrats to your husband! I bet you will love the West Coast.

The meal looks comforting, healthy, and so delicious.

Judy said...

Love this recipe, it's everything I like. Rebecca has great recipes.

Angie's Recipes said...

This is one delicious looking meal. I really love that spinach rice.

Joanne said...

I'm so proud of your husband! And excited for you guys! though also sad that you've lived so close all this time and we've yet to meet.

This meal sounds awesome...five-spice is one of my favorites!

Reeni Pisano said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your husband! I agree about the five spice - I love it but haven't used it in years. . .this looks and sounds amazing!

Darjeeling said...

That sounds delicious, relatively easy, and very healthy. How perfect.

And congrats on the move to California. Its fabulous (but I am very biased!).

Barbara Bakes said...

Congratulations!I lived in CA for a few years and loved it. I know I'd love this meal too.

Matt York said...

I got a chance to taste this dish only ones that was really a superb dish. Simply Delecious Food to eat.

Chris said...

That rice would pair great with a sweet and sour pork shoulder that I'm fire roasting tonight.