This recipe follows the preparation for the chicken only. It is up to you what vegetables you would like to serve with it.

Serves: 4

Nutritional Information Per Serve:

  • Calories 238
  • Protein 33 g
  • Fat 10.5
  • Carbs 3 g


  • 2 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced (optional)


  1. Put the Chinese five spice, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Slash each chicken drumstick through the thickest part 2-3 times and add to the marinade. Mix well.
  3. Cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or ideally several hours, turning occasionally. Preheat the oven to 220c/fan 200c/gas. Line a large baking tray with foil. Place the drumsticks on the prepared tray, reserving any marinade left in the bowl, and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, brush the chicken generously with the remaining marinade and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is tender and cooked thoroughly. Serve with steamed pak choi or spring greens, or a large mixed salad. Garnish with the spring onions.